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Cat concerns

August 29, 2013

To people that care about the well-being of cats in Williamsport, today there was another cat captured on memorial avenue. The second one in a week by the same people....

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Guiseppe

Sep-02-13 1:43 PM

Oops! institure = institute

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Guiseppe

Sep-02-13 1:42 PM

Google "cats kill wildlife" and read the stories from abcnews, cbsnews, and the wildlife management institure. I know I'm tired of cats spraying their stench on my property and leaving little gifts in the flower beds.

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KAELALYNN

Aug-31-13 1:08 PM

laws are. keep your cat inside to avoid all of this

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KAELALYNN

Aug-31-13 1:08 PM

Why don't you "know it alls" call the SPCA and ask what the fees are and what the CAT

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KAELALYNN

Aug-31-13 1:03 PM

Dear Nancy, get youf facts straight before pointing fingers. RTO fees are not $40.00 at the SPCA and as i recall the local police took control of the trap after the trapper threatened people with a baseball bat. FYI

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Billtown101

Aug-31-13 8:27 AM

I was told by the SPCA, when I too reported a similar act of trap & neglect, when a person goes to the SPCA for a nuisance trap they are charged $40 dollars, the person I spoke to at the shelter was very polite, and informed me that the traps are ONLY for trapping nuisance animals On That Persons Private Property! Not, somewhere in the neighborhood where the chances of catch are Greater, NOT my yard, Not a vacant lot, Only that person's property. I'll call the Pet Police in a heart-beat if I see this atrocity again! People can & will complain, but I say if you mistreat an animal, you'll mistreat a person.

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Premier

Aug-30-13 11:37 PM

I agree rmiller but if a cat destroys the inside of ones home it is the pet owners problem.

As far as being leashed a cat is not going to drop off logs in someone's front yard or aggressively attack someone's child.

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 10:25 PM

Sorry Spike, I just read your post....didn't mean to steal your thunder! :)

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 10:23 PM

Premier,

I almost always agree with your posts...except this last one... :)

Cats urinating on something outside, are one thing. Cats urinating on something inside, are something else entirely. While that may not be noise some, it is destructive and the cost of repair to rid the smell is almost out of reach for most people. People are cat people, people are dog people. However, the same rule that applies to dogs being leashed and shots and registration and collar, should equally apply to cats. Fair is fair.

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 10:19 PM

Nancy,

Me thinks you have way too much time on your hands. If I had a dollar for every cat I saw straying from its borders, I could have retired years ago.

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Premier

Aug-30-13 7:17 PM

Oh by the way jeanjae, humans are predators also. Do you eat chicken or {gasp} turkey? There are birds not just some conveniently wrapped dinner entrée.

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Premier

Aug-30-13 7:13 PM

I would rather have a cat urinating on my property than a neighbors dog barking at all times of the day and night. I think almost everybody has that problem.

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fromtheport

Aug-30-13 11:53 AM

By the way spreading tabasco sauce around the fence line normally works pretty good, until it rains, but it gets expensive.

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fromtheport

Aug-30-13 11:50 AM

I trap all cats in my neighborhood, when you leave your cat outside and it wonders onto my property and pees it stinks. Anyone who says their cat doesnt stink just got accustom to the smell. The forty dollars should be higher because of my inconvience and should be paid to me for having to deal with the cat urination smell.Keep you cats off my properties or you wont see them again.

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jeanjae

Aug-30-13 11:01 AM

Cats do not belong outside. They are predators that will stalk and kill birds. Anyone who allows a cat to roam is irresponsible.

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msamerica101

Aug-30-13 6:10 AM

If you let your cat outside unattended to roam the city, you obviously do not care about the cat. I do not understand why people think this a an okay thing to just let the cat roam the streets.

I am a responsible cat owner. My two cats stay inside unless I am outside with them. Yes, you can train a cat!

And, please do not give me the oh the cat WANTS to go out. You are the "parent"!

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Garben78

Aug-30-13 4:37 AM

I don't think any one on this blog has been traumatized by a cat madam it's just a fact their ate plenty enough cats and their owners should be held with the same standards set forth with other pet owners. And ps don't drop your cat off on our farm as it stands no better chance of survival then if you leave it unattended in the city

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-29-13 10:25 PM

When the neighbor's cat comes into your yard, grab it by the four feet and hold it upside down. Then drop it; it will land on it's feet every time. It's amazing.

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Meredith

Aug-29-13 9:37 PM

Technically cats can go up to 48 hours without water. 6 hours is not going to hurt a cat.

Now, think about all the different animals we have domesticated over the years. Think about ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, birds of all kinds, dogs, cats, cows, horses, snakes..the list goes on. Now think of how many of them we allow to roam our streets freely without repercussions for the owners who allow them to run freely. It seems to me that it is about time we stop allowing cat owners to be so irresponsible. Start licensing them and slap a leash law on them. Not only will the song bird population start thriving again but many cats lives will be saved. I love cats. I love mine enough to keep them from the dangers the outside world throws at them. I am willing to pay to license my cat and leash it when in public if others would be required to do the same. The writer of this letter obviously very ignorant on the subject of cats.

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BornHere

Aug-29-13 7:31 PM

Thanks nobud I'll have to try some, I ended up using prickly pine cones and pine needles and plenty of Repel that I got from Lowes.

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nobud74

Aug-29-13 7:18 PM

Born, my dad told me about wintergreen years ago. We had a skunk hanging around the house, messing in the flower beds. We put the wintergreen out and when he did his business he got a burning sensation from the vapors and didn't come back. Dad said it would work with cats, too. It is a liquid. Hope this helps.

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Snydbob

Aug-29-13 2:36 PM

Ms Treese says she always thought cats were allowed to run free. Why would someones pet be allowed to roam the neighborhood getting into neighbors trash, breeding (if not fixed), or get hit by a car? A responsible cat owner would keep the cat inside, up to date on shots, fixed and safe from injury from the outside world. People trap roaming cats because they are a nuisance. Why should I spend money on products to keep your cat out of my yard? It should be your responsibility to keep your cat out of my yard. I have 4 pet cats. All up to date, all fixed, all inside. My family could not bear to have one of them lost or killed by a car. Allowing them to roam freely is not providing proper care for them.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 2:25 PM

If I had my way, people who dump animals off this way would be dumped off themselves - right in the middle of Sproul State Forest with no cell phone, no map, and just a windbreaker for protection. Let them wander around for a few days, try to find their way out, and find something to eat.-CaveFelem

I own both cats & dogs they get along great. But they need to be properly taken care of, why own them if you don't?

More to the point, you are kinder than I in allowing a windbreaker, & if I may add a suggestion; how about including spaying or neutering to the list

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 2:12 PM

They all taste like chicken.-ToTEXASfromPA This is as far as I got into the postings, but I have to give thanks for making me laugh!!!! Can't wait to read possible responses to this one!!LOL

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catmantwo

Aug-29-13 1:55 PM

The biggest problem around Williamsport are the renters who think it's fun to have a cat while they live here, then just leave it loose whenever they move away. They don't or won't take it with them. How cruel.

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