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To the editors:

Re the story on Dr. Gerald Brown's Sweeney Animal Hospital (Reader, 1-5-90), I certainly hope the doctor has improved his attitude toward his customers. When my wife and I brought in our 10 year old tabby to Dr. Brown in 1984, he diagnosed feline leukemia, gruffly told us that our cat would either have to be put to sleep by him or we could take him home to die, and handed us a $50 invoice. Our cat had been with us since its birth and we were extremely distraught over Dr. Brown's grim news. No, we weren't expecting the compassion of a priest, but I believe that Genghis Khan would have empathized with us more than this guy did.

Lee Kennedy

South Shore

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