The first instinct for a lot of us probably would be to get angry about people surrendering animals to shelters because of economic hardship.

That’s probably not the best place to land, though.

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Mary Jo Naschke

This commentary pales in comparison to our southern border crisis. As the illegal immigrants stream across our wide open border, they are leaving behind thousands upon thousands of abandoned dogs that have accompanied them on their trek. This overwhelming situation doesn’t bode well for the poor animals. The lack of compassion and inability to even acknowledge this administration’s created crisis is a humanitarian as well as a k-9 tragedy.

Leroy Naschke III

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