<b>Vets, rents and parks</b>

EDITOR: Sometimes the solution just slaps you in the face. You've reported on two issues lately — city of Santa Rosa-owned properties that are occupied rent free or with steeply discounted rent ("SR reveals another no-rent property," Friday) and a lack of housing for homeless veterans ("Vets housing plight," Sunday). Seems to me if the current tenants paying no or low rent were advised to find other housing, the city could allow these veterans to move in and collect rent via the vouchers.

Wait, that money, which is clearly not needed as it is not being collected now, could be used to offset the cost of restoring the parks to park-like conditions. Or would that just be too easy?

JANE POOLE

Rohnert Park

If you're missing a pet

If you're missing your Sonoma or Napa pet, check with Sonoma & Napa Fires Missing and Found Pets on Facebook, or call/text 707-349-6005.

WHAT THEY DO:
Community-based, grass roots effort

— For photo albums click here
Hundreds of lost, found, and roaming pets are posted and albums are updated every day.
☆ MATCHING: The team will look for matching postings, and notify you.
☆ CONNECTED TO RESCUE: People doing rescue in burn zones are posting pictures and updating the team.
☆ FIND PETS BEING FOSTERED by Good Samaritans — they may only be posted on Facebook.
☆ UNIFIED EFFORT: No need to be overwhelmed by keeping track of numerous links.
☆ EXPERIENCED TEAM
☆ FLYERS: The team prints and distributes flyers of your postings to key locations.

More info: pd2go.net/FireMissingFoundPets

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