An horrific act of cruelty

I am touched by the outcry of those shocked and grieving over the recent horrific dog cruelty act in our community. I am even more touched that some have chosen to donate to our local humane society shelters – Humane Society of Parkersburg and Humane Society of the Ohio Valley/Marietta – in memory of this poor, innocent dog.

Most importantly, it is my hope that those in the legal system will continue to work toward keeping our communities safe. I, as so many others, ache for the unimaginable suffering this poor soul endured. Let’s strive to keep criminals from future horrific crimes by voting for those who genuinely care about community safety. Think – get their stance on community safety before you vote!

Linda L. Perry

Washington, W.Va.