February 4, 2008
This week, we have a story from BC. The author, David Zurch, is from Nanaimo, BC. He is enrolled in literacy classes at Literacy Nanaimo.
When I got Mugsy I was doing the paper route. She was always left out in the cold. On the days I delivered my papers she used to come to me lots. She was skinny and never cleaned up.
I went to the SPCA and asked them how I could take Mugsy away. They looked into it. They came to my house and told me to go to the City Hall, and tell them about Mugsy.
At City Hall they asked me about how Mugsy was treated. Then I told them I delivered papers on that route. I told them she was always left out in the cold. Then they pulled the file on Mugsy. They told me that she came from another family. Cindy got Mugsy from the other family. They told me that Mugsy wasn't licensed. Then they said one of our clients will take you to Mugsy.
I took one of the clients to Mugsy. One of the clients said to Cindy that Mugsy comes to David. Mugsy came to me. Then one of the clients told Cindy to sign Mugsy over to me. Then one of the clients told me when I have a chance to go to the City Hall and sign some paperwork on Mugsy. I took Mugsy home. Then I licensed Mugsy in my name. Then one of the clients that saw me about Mugsy's transfer told me that they are going to fine her five-hundred dollars. They told Cindy she can not own a pet in B.C. I felt better to be able to help Mugsy. I was happy.
[This story was taken with permission, from the Literacy Nanaimo Newsletter, Fall 2007.]