To the editor:

We wish to publicly acknowledge Best Friends of Baker City for their compassion and dedication in helping abandoned, abused and lost animals.

We surely appreciated the quick response for help needed recently. These honorable individuals bear great responsibility under often harsh conditions.

Where most would turn away their heads, these individuals turn their heads and hands toward relieving the suffering and when possible finding new welcoming homes.

I also want to acknowledge Blue Mountain Humane Association for providing our area with another great resource that works with other humane associations to find the animal best suited for the adopting individual or family.

We do owe the La Grande Blue Mountain Humane Association a great debt and we hope that as a county we will be financially responsible for our share of this hope-filled reality.

We are proud of one and all.

Bart and Karen Murray

Baker City