Our view: Thumbs up to donated pet oxygen masks
The Daily Chronicle editorial board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:
Thumbs up: To Terry Delcore, a DeKalb resident and cat owner who saw an ad on TV for pet oxygen masks and was inspired to donate the kits to local fire departments. At the DeKalb County Animal Shelter last week, a tired-looking black labradoodle with a small burn mark on his nose wagged his tail when he saw his owner, Jonathan Johnson. Proto almost didn’t survive a fire May 24 in Johnson’s apartment; two cats and a turtle died. But Proto and other cats were revived with pet oxygen masks, which were donated to the Sycamore Fire Department. Delcore's donation will be appreciated by owners like Jonathan Johnson for years to come.
Thumbs down: To the person or people who damaged about 27 trees in Rotary Park in DeKalb this week. Tree branches were snapped or sawed off several trees, and police say a culprit used a hatchet or sword to chop or make deep gouges to numerous oak and ash trees in the park. Whoever did this probably thought it was a hoot: They also don't care that they damaged something that doesn't belong to them, and that those trees are there for the enjoyment of all local residents. We encourage anyone who knows who did this to call police.
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