Forum, Jan. 6, 1975

To the Editors:

Will TIME'S cute animal pictures on the cover and inside [Dec. 23] inspire thousands to race out to join the American petmania? Or will they read the copy and consider the serious social, economic, health and safety problems that are caused by many pet owners not acting responsibly?

Columbus' statistics should cause people to be alarmed for the well-being of the animals: 12,000 dead animals collected from the city streets and 28,000 animals destroyed in one year because no one wanted them. With health and police costs added, it is no...

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