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Opening Arguments

Two stories

I'll let the juxtaposition be the only commentary on these two stories. First, one from Alabama:

Five veterinary clinics in eastern Alabama received 32 surprises in the last week: healthy cats in containers and carriers, along with notes from an anonymous donor saying she is dying from cancer.


The notes signed by 'Miss R' beg the vets to find her pets new homes.

'My time is very, very short,' the donor wrote. 'There is not enough time to find homes for my children another way. I beg you not to let them die because I have to, please!'

Each cat's name, age, description and medical summary was written on its container. At least four other clinics received cats in Lee County, Alabama.

'These cats were dearly loved,' Bond told the Opelika-Auburn News. 'They're not feral cats or neglected cats.'

And one from Indiana:

Trooper Johnson quickly located and arrested Erwin. The arrest warrant had been issued out of Knox County for Unlawful Sale of a Precursor, Class D Felony. While inside the residence, Trooper Johnson observed seven children between the ages of six months and eight years. “The condition of the house was unhealthy to live in,” said Johnson. The residence was infested with roaches, the children were sleeping on mattresses on the floor and there was little to no edible food present. Knox County Child Protective Services placed all seven children with a family member. Erwin was arrested and is currently being held in the Knox County Jail. The children's mother was not at home when Erwin was arrested.