Fine journalism can inspire action. Within five minutes of reading Diane Knich’s July 10 article, my husband and I were off to Walmart to buy fans for the Francis Willis Animal Shelter.

The article revealed the SPCA facility does not have adequate funds to provide air- conditioning for all animals.

I can’t imagine animals having no cool haven to retreat to.

I encourage all my fellow Summerville residents to consider donating a fan, or better yet, funds toward purchase of an air-conditioning unit for our local shelter.

Doing so provided a safe haven for me, away from the terrible violence of the past week and into the embrace of the little puppy I fell in love with, feeling calmed by his affection and appreciation.

I highly recommend this form of therapy.

Elaine Tanay

Scalybark Road