Re “Hey, Craig, Where Did My Ad Go?” (“City Lights,” March 31).

About a year ago, I tried to give away our world-class collection of hot dog art, cookware, clothing, memorabilia, jewelry, promotionals, and toys, etc., by placing an ad on New York City’s Craigslist. (After all, it is the home of the hot dog.)

We had intended on leaving this wonderful collection to the people of San Diego, but I am very ill and it’d be a shame to see this stored away for years in my brother’s basement in Cleveland after I pass away…

No sooner had the ad been posted than it was removed.

I tried again, with the same results.

And again, and again, and again…

I was trying to donate a serious collection worth a lot of money, and the same couple of clowns kept flagging my ads.

Appealing to management there did no good either, and I finally quit in disgust.

With relish,
Uncle Frank

Snip Snipe

Re the February 24 cover story, “Cat Snip.”

Feral Cat Coalition is a wonderful organization made up of many hardworking, animal-loving volunteers who help ease the suffering of many cats left to run wild by irresponsible people. Each month, many feral cats trapped by the coalition are spayed, neutered, brushed and treated for fleas, given rabies shots and ear cleanings, and checked for medical problems.

If Christina (Letters, March 3) and others had bothered to read the article, they would have learned this. Instead of being so upset, a great educational opportunity was missed by not discussing with their children and others the importance of spaying and neutering and how abandoned animals suffer hungry, sad, painful lives and tragic, untimely deaths. I made a point to discuss the article with my grandchildren and young neighbors.

Cats spayed and neutered by the Feral Cat Coalition are either adopted or put back whenever possible into their familiar colonies and fed daily by coalition volunteers for the rest of the cats’ lives. I myself, over many years, have taken in homeless, mistreated cats and spayed and neutered them, and they have become well cared for and wonderful pets.

Nancy Banales
La Mesa

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