To the persons who are trapping house cats in the area of 11th Ave and 5th Street and the west side of Vinton,
Will you please STOP!!Not all cats are homeless. The cats being taken around 11th Ave and 5th Street are well fed, well groomed, neutered, and spayed. One by the name Buddy, a big orange male, well groomed, well fed, neutered; was the Nicest, Friendliest Cat EVER!!!! Great with children and elderly. "EVERYONE"
The cats being taken are only mousing and do a GREAT JOB at it and have greatly reduced the number of mice coming inside from the yard and fields around us.
One neighbor, a 75 year old gentleman, has a walking disability and no family in the area. His cats are his sole companions and worries about them constantly, night and day. THEY ARE HIS FAMILY!! He has lost several cats recently which has caused this person a great deal of anguish and grief. Why would a cat be less of a companion than a dog??
Why do people think it's ok to hunt and trap pets without regard to the worry, grief, and sadness it causes children, grandchildren, adults and elderly? They cherish and love their cats as pets, companions and family.
Private Vets cost between $200 - $400 for a spay/neuter procedures. THESE ARE NOT FERAL CATS!!!
The incidents have been reported to the police.
D M Lough