To the Editor:
“Ricky Wells Jr., 34, of Meriden, was granted a dismissal Monday in Bristol Superior Court for five counts of animal cruelty during the brief proceeding because he completed a first time offender program.
What a joke!!
The court should have given him five years for each animal he abused/left without food and water. There are far too many people who have pets they don’t properly care for and don’t deserve to have. I see so many “so called responsible” dog and cat owners who don’t deserve to have a pet because they don’t know how to care for them.
New Britain has become a pit bull haven of irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their dogs.
And some residents who don’t/can’t take care of their dogs/cats don’t have any plan in place for the care of the animals if something happens to them. People don’t deserve to have pets, let alone children, if they can’t provide for them and give them proper care.