Paul Eberth did a great job of expressing himself in his Feb. 10 letter "Animal abuse is a community problem." We have all heard many horrific animal cruelty stories. I do not understand how anyone can hurt an innocent, helpless animal, an animal that gives its love back to us.
I find this extremely disturbing and wonder why these sick individuals seem to get away with this, receiving community service or a slap on the wrist when caught. The cruelty to animals laws are not strict enough. Something must be done so that the individual or individuals get what they deserve for torturing any animal. MICHAEL A.