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Letter to the Lincoln community from Jim Moriearty

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To the Lincoln community:

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of a pet to many families -- particularly to older people who live alone.

On Oct. 4, 2010, my small, long-haired red dachshund disappeared from my vehicle, the leash unhooked, hanging out the driver's door window. To say this was upsetting minimizes the situation.

My expectation of community and mutual support has been diminished since the days of the Depression and World War II, but I am happy to say it is back in full bloom. Many people -- family, friends, neighbors and even strangers -- rallied to help find her. After several days a call from Shelia McCallister, Pets Without Partners, of Mason City, to Lincoln Animal Hospital provided my dog's location.

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My grandson and his secretary, my neighbors, the Wests and the Lowes, Wanda Stevens of the Humane Society, Karen Hargis of Lincoln Daily News and particularly my friend Bob Spickard rushed to help.

We live in a good, caring community. I am happy that Lincoln has been my home my whole life except for a trip to Asia in the '40s at government expense.

Yours truly,

Jim Moriearty
Lincoln native

[Posted October 22, 2010]

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