Letters - February 4, 2016

Molly the dog has been given one last tub of Notarianni's ice cream after being diagnosed with cancer
Molly the dog has been given one last tub of Notarianni's ice cream after being diagnosed with cancer
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Dog could have had 
a second chance

I read with mixed feelings two dog stories in the Gazette (February 1).

The first, the sad tale of poor Belgian mastiff Molly, dying of cancer yet loved enough to be given a treat of ice-cream, thanks to her owner and Notarianni’s, the ice-cream firm. The second story was equally sad when it ended up with an Akita dog being put to sleep. I know it had attacked a pensioner, but though she said she didn’t pet it, she could have innocently made a move that frightened the animal.

Its owner said it had lived with young children and strangers and never shown aggression, yet for one assault the police destroyed it!

Surely it could have been given another chance – via a muzzle maybe? Its death seems cruelly unnecessary.

Neil Kendall

Stamford Avenue



Make room in your hearts and homes

Like all animal lovers, I was deeply saddened by the news that Easterleigh are to be evicted from their sanctuary by the end of March, leaving around 80 animals in desperate need of a new home.

Please understand these poor creatures have ended up in the sanctuary through no fault of their own.

So if you have room in your heart and your home for one, don’t be put off by this fact or because they are older.

All rescue pets, whatever their age, soon settle into a new home if they are made to feel welcome and loved. They will reward you with unconditional love and companionship for the rest of their life.

Josephine Harwood

Moor Park Avenue



Time to bring our airport back to life

I have seen that hundreds of people have been to the Manchester Airport Jobs Fair.

What about our airport and our jobs for people in our area?

Instead of travelling to Manchester on overcrowded trains with cases or £95 taxi fares each way, get this council to bring our airport back to life.

Richard Armstrong

Cherry Tree Road



Nominate your 
own heart hero

I would like to invite your readers to nominate someone for a British Heart Foundation Heart Hero award.

The awards recognise the incredible efforts people make to fight heart disease. Ask yourself who has impressed you with their drive and determination to make a difference.

They might be someone who’s campaigning for better health services, a brilliant fundraiser or a heart patient who’s inspiring others by overcoming daily challenges.

Heart disease continues to devastate the lives of millions of people. But in every community there are individuals striving to change that, and the heart hero awards exist to celebrate their work.

If someone you know deserves an award, nominate them at bhf.org.uk/heartheroes.

Simon Gillespie

Chief Executive

British Heart Foundation