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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An 8-year-old Utah boy wrote a letter to his local newspaper after an animal shelter worker failed to write a note to save his cat from being euthanized. "Yesterday grown-ups killed my kitty, my best friend, when they weren't supposed to," he said.

The letter appeared in The Herald Journal, of Logan, on Thursday. By Friday, it had received the fourth-most comments on the newspaper's website

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That's so sad. Those people who killed that poor kitty should be extremely ashamed of themselves.

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Terrible.

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That's so sad. Those people who killed that poor kitty should be extremely ashamed of themselves.

And fired.

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This story grips at me more then most things I have read. Poor kitty and kid!

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And fired.

Yes, that too.

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Poor kitty. Bad people. Well he's leaned first hand that people don't do the right thing. That's why prison exist.

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... for Christ sake.

What if they are not christian? badum tishh

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Forget being a kid, I would be totally heart broken if this happened to me. Could have absolutely been avoided, and that is the tragedy of the situation.

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Maybe it is an outdated picture, but if that was a recent one, there is never a reason to kill a kitten in the pound, especially after a few days only. Kittens are the most likely to be adopted.

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that poor kitten and child. :( maybe some nice kind hearted person will give him a new one.

perhaps the neowin community could chip in and get this kid a new friend ?

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that poor kitten and child. :( maybe some nice kind hearted person will give him a new one.

perhaps the neowin community could chip in and get this kid a new friend ?

I think, and this is strictly my opinion, immediately getting the kid a new kitten would be a bad life lesson. The "just buy a new one" and "everything is disposable" mentality needs to stop in our society. Right now he is feeling grief and should deal with that directly, not just replace what was lost with something new.
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that poor kitten and child. :( maybe some nice kind hearted person will give him a new one.

perhaps the neowin community could chip in and get this kid a new friend ?

I'd chip in. I'd be heartbroken if anything happened to my Chara. I don't normally let her out but accidents do happen. And the one time she did I was a wreck until I found her. So I know exactly what this kid is going through.

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Sad. And I think Toothless is a reference to How to Train Your Dragon.

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I lost my cat back in 2010 and felt extremely guilty and depressed over what I deemed to be my fault and something I should have prevented and it still bothers me to do this day. It's probably the most upset I've ever been about losing someone or something and I guess that's due to the fact that I feel more empathy for cats than I do most other animals, or even most people, as cats generally seem to have a lot of people who hate them and abuse/abandon them.

My cat was a stray that I found abandoned on the side of the road when she couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 weeks old. She was different than most cats because she could never jump very high and she couldn't climb to save her life, but she was the most loving animal I've ever known and I've had lots of dogs and cats in the past. She wasn't a very self sufficient cat, which I guess amplifies my feeling of guilt about her death.

A week after her death, someone asked me to take one of their two kitten because they needed to get rid of it and I fought with myself over how it would be like I was replacing my cat. In the end I decided to take her because she needed a home and I was still miserable. It ended up being a good thing I did, because a few days later the woman told me a dog attacked the other kitten and killed it. While my new cat is just as loving and I wouldn't trade her for anything else in the world, I know it is not the same. Whether a child could understand that, I don't know. All I know is it helped me get me past some of the pain I felt.

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That's so sad. Those people who killed that poor kitty should be extremely ashamed of themselves.

If it happened to my dog, I would euthanize the worker. Period.

I think, and this is strictly my opinion, immediately getting the kid a new kitten would be a bad life lesson. The "just buy a new one" and "everything is disposable" mentality needs to stop in our society. Right now he is feeling grief and should deal with that directly, not just replace what was lost with something new.

Trust me, kids understand a lot more than you think.

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Maybe it is an outdated picture, but if that was a recent one, there is never a reason to kill a kitten in the pound, especially after a few days only. Kittens are the most likely to be adopted.

I know PETA kills 99% (2000) of cats and 97%(1000) of dogs a year, it's the main reason if I were ever to get rid of a pet I'd try and give it to a friend or put an ad in the paper.

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