Jim Romenesko's blog usually offers daily news on journalism-related topics, but a posting on Monday was about the saddest letter to the editor ever.
The letter was written by an 8-year-old girl to the Logan Herald Journal in Utah. She told the truly awful story of how her cat, Toothless, ended up at a local shelter and was accidentally euthanized. It's a three hankie weepie — considered yourself warned.
Before I had a chance to post this, Romenesko updated the story. It turns out that the Toothless tragedy came after another beloved pet, a Great Pyrenees pup named Whitey, was inadvertently euthanized in September.
I've often encountered people afraid to drop off animals at shelters. No question that these kinds of stories undermine the public's confidence.