TO THE EDITOR:
I'd like to take the opportunity to recognize the Director of our local Texarkana, Ark., Animal Shelter, Charles Lokey. Not only does he truly care about the animals under his care, and would like nothing more than to see each one of them re-homed, he does his job with deep conviction and pure honesty.
As a mother of three kids, he steered me away from the animal that I was quick to fall in love with, because he was able to for-see issues that I had not yet considered. He advised me not to be impulsive, to go with my gut, and ultimately even helped me select the perfect dog for our family. His honestly was genuine and forth-right. I was greatly appreciative, as his honesty certainly gained my respect.
I realize that the career path that Charles has chosen is very difficult, and often times probably thankless. So I would like to make sure that Texarkana realizes the impact of the type of dedication and pure honesty with which Charles runs the shelter on a daily basis. Texarkana, Ark., is very lucky to have him as the director of our local shelter.