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Letter: Bad policy for good Samaritans

Recently I called the Willmar Police non-emergency number to report a stray cat that I had rescued. The individual who answered the phone treated me like a criminal, insisting I provide my entire name and my address, all while being very rude.

Recently I called the Willmar Police non-emergency number to report a stray cat that I had rescued. The individual who answered the phone treated me like a criminal, insisting I provide my entire name and my address, all while being very rude.

I do not live in Minnesota and was simply driving through town. I suggest the city review their procedures when interacting with good Samaritans. If the policy is intrusive and unnecessary, a revision is in order.

This citizen will call the Humane Society directly next time. Perhaps they will behave in a more professional manner.

- Chad Cooper, Tyler, Texas

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