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Reader's view: Dogs don't belong in crates when you're gone

I've just got to say that I was quite bothered with the Aug. 14 "Pets of the Week" feature in the News Tribune, in which it was stated that "Maddox" was used to staying in a crate when his people weren't home. It was written as if this was a grea...

I've just got to say that I was quite bothered with the Aug. 14 "Pets of the Week" feature in the News Tribune, in which it was stated that "Maddox" was used to staying in a crate when his people weren't home. It was written as if this was a great quality for this dog to have.

Please, folks, don't have a dog of Maddox's size -- or any pet, for that matter -- in a crate when you're gone. It's not a good life for any pet!

Bill Sandwick

Duluth

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