I have a request for Hillary Clinton. When you occupy the White House, please send a staff member to an animal shelter to adopt one dog and one cat. Citizens often emulate the president, and many Americans will follow your example in adopting a shelter pet.
Any breed type can be found at shelters, where many are evaluated for temperament and some are identified by breed from DNA testing. Unfortunately, between 3 and 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually for want of a home.
Companion animals give us a love that whispers from the corners of life, and enrich our lives in small but profound ways.
Robin Walker, volunteer, Benton-Franklin Humane Society, Richland