A tough week for the two- and four-legged

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It was a tumultuous week here in Fishers, filled with crime and a marathon council meeting.

In the span of about 48 hours, Fishers saw an armed robbery, a suspicious package scare and a state trooper charged with criminal recklessness with a weapon, among other charges.

That is a lot of rough and tumble action for this suburb, even though it is a sprawling one next door to Indiana’s capital.

On top of that, I spent some time at the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The folks there recently had an above average influx of animals, making a tough situation even more difficult.

Walking past all the cats and dogs may as well have been my own personal ASPCA commercial. The folks at the facility use as much available space as they can. In fact, Rebecca Stevens, the executive director, was holding a tiny, quivering, older dog with bad eyesight and hearing while talking with me about the numbers and what it takes to run the operation.

She even handed the pooch over to me while she was sifting through word documents and data on her laptop.

I don’t think I could deal with working there and seeing animals abandoned almost every day.

It doesn’t help that I’m allergic to cats, either.

I also could tell that it had already been a grueling week, and it was only Tuesday. I think the organization provides an amazing service to the county, and you should check them out (www.hamiltonhumane.com).

Like many other things in life, in this situation you have the power to make a difference in another being’s life, whether it’s a young kitten or an old pooch looking to have his or her day just one more time.

I am still holding coffee hours at Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub, 8235 E. 116th St., every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. Please feel free to visit, and if you can’t make it, you can reach out to me via e-mail.


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