Re: Cat Trapping an Issue in Del. Town
I agree Cris Rushing here; something has to change. Let it begin with animal owners, cats or otherwise, taking full control of their animals. It is the pinnacle of animal-owning audacity to let ANY domesticated animal roam all over the neighborhood.
I am the designated inheritor of three cats. Since taking them “in,” they’ve provided me with an endless cascade of kitty entertainment as well as a whole lot of unconditional affection. I’d as soon undergo self-administered surgery with a rusty serrated knife than even think about getting rid of any one of them.
And while I happen to KNOW that these cats are docile, lovable creatures with up-to-date medical/shot histories and that they wouldn’t hurt anyone, I’d never expect strangers to assume the same.
When my children were growing, we had dogs as well as cats. Just as with the cats of today, I KNEW the dogs were docile, lovable, and medically safe creatures, as well. But we didn’t let them roam the neighborhood, either.
Animal owners need to get their animals under control and stop expecting others to act as designated caretakers. They’re under no obligation to do so; and besides, they may not like the way strangers—even neighbors—handle the task.
Even if the pessimists are right, in the end, the optimists will have had a much more enjoyable trip through life.