Ottawa Sun, May 20, 2008

Re “Distress call goes out,” by Earl McRae (May 18): My heartiest congratulations to Earl McRae. Many is the worthy cause that he has championed over the years; however, none could be worthier than the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

There are so many charities for people, yet only one that is willing to roll up its sleeves and help the little critters who, through no fault of their own, run afoul of human development. They deserve our help not only for their own sake, but also because their presence makes Ottawa the special place that it is.

Animal preservation and well-being is a cause that has always been dear to my heart. In all my dealings with nature, I have never encountered a more conscientious and dedicated person than Linda Laurus. I hope Earl’s plea unleashes the flood of local support she so richly deserves.

Peter C. Joyce
(We’d be surprised if it didn’t)