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Animal lover asks for slow down
Editor’s Note: A short time ago the Rumford Falls Times received a Letter to the Editor that read as follows: I really think people should slow down. It is not necessary to go over the speed limit especially out in the country. We personally have lost six cats in two years and recently it was my kittens, Finn and CiCi. I’m sick of it. It is stupid! Please take your time and read this and please take consideration and respect for other people’s animals. Also, slow down! Thank you.
MILTON- The above letter was written by Lia Cameron, a 12 year old who has a love for animals. A love so deep, in fact, that her family has surrounded themselves with 20 cats, upwards of 50 egg-producing chickens and nine rabbits, all as pets.
Even with as many animals, they do not lose track of who they have, and it’s heart-wrenching for Lia and her brother Dunkin each time one has to be buried.
“Luckily, the kids haven’t been awake or home for most of them,” noted mom, Sarah Cameron. “I get the cats or the chickens cleaned out of the road as quick as I can. I would hate for them to have to see that.”
Unfortunately, Lia was witness to the day Taco got hit.
“I cried and sat by the road holding her. It was two guys in a truck from New Hampshire working on the wind towers. They were the only ones who ever stopped. They were both crying. And, we got flowers the next day. They really felt bad.”
Sarah stated, “It’s a 45 mile an hour limit out here but people go a lot faster. I’d really like to see a cop sit out here and run radar to see how fast they’re really going.”
Lia has made signs that she has posted at the end of her driveway asking people to slow down, but it seems nobody pays attention.
Sarah added,”It’s really sad to lose a cat or a chicken, but to have spent all that money getting the cats fixed and then they’re the ones who get hit, it’s just hard to take.”