Letters to the Editor

Cat rescue: Put same focus on saving children

Re: “Persistent Gig Harbor woman finds feline lost in Montana,” (TNT, 11/3).

It’s great that Captain the cat was rescued after being lost for 40 days. Why can’t we exercise as much persistence in saving children?

In the same newspaper was the story of a Kitsap County woman who strangled her 9-year-old son. She had displayed obvious signs of drug abuse and/or mental illness. When a woman calls 911 four times in one day and stops by a police station to tell them she’s being followed, that’s a red flag!

This woman should have been detained, and her child should have been placed in protective custody.

It’s time for the Legislature to fund resources and establish clear protocols for helping the mentally ill, protecting the innocent and preventing violence.