Hanna Maxwell's letter, “Here's a lesson about pet care,” really spoke to me Tuesday afternoon as earlier that day I saw the sad effects of what happens when people don't follow her simple words of advice. Earlier, I stopped at the Allen County dog warden's office to donate newspapers and renew my dog's license. While there, I felt like I was watching an episode of Animal Planet's “Animal Cops” as two officers brought in one of the most pathetic looking dogs I have ever seen. Someone dumped a white husky outside the facility that was covered in mange, was so skinny I could see his ribs and that he had tumors all over his rear end. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the misery this poor dog was experiencing resulted from owner neglect and laziness. I know the economy has hit everyone hard, but there is no reason for allowing an animal to suffer in that state, and it didn't happen overnight. I know from experience that many veterinarian offices will work with animal owners to set up payment plans to help with treatment costs. The owners of this abandoned dog obviously realized they had done something wrong, as they didn't even have the courage to surrender him, instead they abandoned him in a foreign environment where he could of been hit or caused an accident. I would like to express my gratitude to the dog warden's office for their service to the community. For those of you who have never stopped by the dog warden's facility, I encourage you to visit.