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Letters

New Cindy’s location would be inconvenient

Why are Mayor Tom Henry and Redevelopment Commission Executive Director Greg Leatherman even considering relocating Cindy’s Diner to a portion of the Community Center parking lot? There are many days when the existing parking lot is full because it is not large enough to support all of the activities at the Center, and people have to circle the block looking for alternate parking.

What the Community Center needs is a larger, not a smaller, parking lot.

Cindy’s Diner is a Fort Wayne treasure, and the city should be instrumental in finding it a new home. But please, use common sense in choosing the location.

JIM SCHMELZER Fort Wayne

Sloppy parking is inconsiderate to others

This letter is to all those people that feel the selfish need to park their vehicles diagonally, taking more than just their car’s space because they want to avoid any other vehicles getting close enough to possibly damage their car.

Do they realize that because of their self-centered personality, someone else might have to park much farther out? Possibly, someone who is elderly or with a handicap who couldn’t find an available space?

We are supposed to be conscious of our fellow citizens, those who exist, not just ourselves.

Nothing is more annoying than seeing a car taking up more than one spot or parked diagonally. I wish I could just pick it up and set it straight in the space, or move it out to the far end of a lot where they can park it anyway they like so the owner doesn’t have to worry about someone getting to close to their vehicle. Or stick a note on the windshield that says, "If you cannot park it, then do not drive it.”

I see this occasionally, and nothing is more irritating than seeing someone so selfish that they do not care about others as long as they are happy. There will always be exceptions, older individuals or people who honestly did not do it on purpose, but for those who do, start thinking about someone else than just yourself.

GERRI A. PARKISON REDDIN Fort Wayne

Odds stacked against abandoned cats

The young, friendly, unaltered gray tabby you dropped at Chocolate Box Horse Rescue has been vetted, vaccinated, neutered and is in a good, safe home where he should live a happy life.

He was lucky.

Dropped-off cats aren’t all that lucky. Some don’t stay where dropped, others are chased off by present cats. If there are no cats there are probably rodenticides, and most of them have a second-generation life so besides making the mouse/rat sick/die, any animal eating that poisoned mouse/rat will also die. Domestic cats do not understand that raccoons and coyotes are dangerous and may fall prey to them.

If you have a cat that needs a home, please don’t abandon/drop it somewhere. Contact a human. There are hundreds of people who spend their lives worrying about and placing cats – find one.

For the sake of the cat, find a human. This cat was just blessed.

VAUNETTA BARNHILL Chocolate Box Horse Rescue Fort Wayne

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