Stray cats are a problem

Regarding stray cats in Orangeburg County, it is sad when our cats go out to eat that there is no food. We keep food on the inside, but they stay outdoors also.

It's bad when a cat brings her babies to your house and you cannot drive your vehicle because the kittens are under the hood. When you have to spray water on them to get them out, it is cruel.

The county needs to set out traps or provide them to the people of Orangeburg to help get rid of them. It is cruel to put them to sleep, but something has to be done.

Another thing is every time anyone calls or takes them to the county, the place is full. The county needs to come up with a solution to this problem. Doesn't our tax money fit in there somewhere?

If people do not want their animals, they should do the right thing and have them spayed or neutered. Why can't the veterinarians do the spaying or neutering on a pro bono basis? Then the cats can be put out by the river to help with rodents that get in our drinking water.

Something needs to be done.

Robert Hedgepath, Orangeburg

Angels on earth

During my trip to the grocery store, a customer was behind me with just a few items in her cart.

I insisted on her going ahead of me. She paid for her purchase and cheerfully said, "Merry Christmas," and quietly left.

To my surprise, she had handed the cashier $20 to apply to my purchase. I had no way to thank her.

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God uses "angels on earth" to bless us in mysterious ways.

Perhaps she will see this article and know how much I appreciate her kind gesture. God still has some angels on earth. God bless them all.

Marilyn Brewer, St. Matthews

Dreamers deserve pathway to citizenship

Dreamers, who were brought to this country as children, deserve a pathway to citizenship. That is the compassionate and common sense legislation our country needs.

As people of faith, we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Many Dreamers now have citizen children of their own. Christians and other people of faith should stand up for these immigrant families by urging Congress to act now.

As people of faith, we also care about the economic and social health of our communities. If Dreamers are forced out of the workforce, there will be great disruption of businesses and local economies. It makes no sense to deport these American-educated young adults, who are paying taxes and contributing to their churches and communities in so many ways.

Protecting Dreamers has the bipartisan support of the vast majority of the American people. It’s time for Congress to pay attention to what Americans know is the right thing to do.

Sara Damewood


Interfaith Team of S.C. United with Immigrants


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