I am writing to say that where I live, which is on Beach 113 Street, Rockaway Park, some of the people are cruel to the animals. They throw stones at the cats, and one of the men goes after the pigeons with a hockey stick; he tries to run the birds down with this. He argues with everyone and told one of my friends that he was going to shoot her dog! A few of the men say they are going to poison the cats. Last Sunday, a woman was running on the property swinging her arms and chasing the pigeons. This is cruelty towards animals.
I had to call the fire department one morning, as a poor pigeon was trap - ped in the wires. The landlord had strung the wires on my roof top! I had to thank the lovely men from Ladder 137 for rescuing one of the pigeons by cutting it down. As well as my friend, Cariline, who climbed up a fence to get yet another pigeon down. In addition, I want to say "thank you" to some of the nice policemen and the 100 Precinct.
There are a few people who trap the cats; I've even heard that one of these women sells them. This has got to stop! I thank all of my friends: Rose, Beverly, Joan, Barry, May and Marie for collecting over 100 signatures to stop the trapping of cats. I am looking for a good animal lawyer so I can take these people to court.
God made all these beautiful cats, birds and dogs so that people can appreciate and love them. Camila and Marie I thank you all, as well as Liz. God bless Mother Saint Joseph. Bless you all! Animal Lovers, let us be good to God's babies. Please do not bye anything at a Macy's or any other store that sells fur or leather goods; mak ing coats out of little Minks, Muskrats, Raccoons, Bea v ers, etc. They are all electrocuted and sometimes skinned alive for their fur.
If you hear of any abuse towards Animals or Children, please get in touch with me at 1-718-318-6443. Though I am a retired home attendant, I will help put these people where they belong, behind bars. We need a shelter in the Rockaway's for stray animals. I don't mean a place with cages; it would have to have areas where they can play. One man goes around in a van in lightening speed trying to run the birds down, as well as the people feeding them. These birds are survivors like any other animal that has to fend for itself and should be given support and consideration.
Also, I thank Lew Simon for putting an ad in his newspaper column for a cat to be adopted. People who are kind and sensitive to animals are usually the same to people. I hope this letter serves a purpose in making some people aware of this.
MISS UNITY MC GUNILEY