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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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hithere

Aug-29-13 2:33 AM

Why bother? It's a cat! Leave it alone- it's not going to destroy you. Some people have way to much time on their hands.

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fujack2

Aug-29-13 2:44 AM

If your neighbors truly cared for their cats they would not let them out to run. I live right off of Memorial Ave and am reminded every day when I walk outside that irresponsible pet owners let their cats run.The stench from the cats marking everything is horrible. Also cats left to run also are at risk of being hit by cars or attacked by other animals. Right now I am caring for 4 kittens that came from a cat that someone in the neighborhood tossed out because it became to much trouble to take care of.

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USABorn

Aug-29-13 4:38 AM

Cats should not be allowed to roam free.......PERIOD!

Dogs are not allowed to run free, and in fact, are to be leashed when walking.

I don't want anyone's cat around my home. Let's be fair and treat all domestic pets the same!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-29-13 6:02 AM

"This is a cat, not a rat!"

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They all taste like chicken.

I like to get the "humane" style cages. Then I put a near empty can of tuna or salmon underneath the trip plate in the cage as bait. It works well; they love the smell. If you happen to catch an old raccoon in the trap, they can be pretty mean.

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CaveFelem

Aug-29-13 6:35 AM

I live in a rural area, and people dump cats off here on a regular basis. They don't know how to fend for themselves, they get hit by cars, simply disappear (coyote snacks, most likely), or get sick and die.

My neighbors and I take care of them as best we can. I worked with my vet to start spaying and neutering them, ending the kitten cycle. We're down to just a handful of "outside" cats now, most are tame and extremely friendly, with shots, etc. I'm hoping we can find homes for them eventually.

People should keep their cats inside or under control, and not let them run amok. Not everyone likes them, and non-neutered males seem to spray everything they can back up to, and it's a nuisance.

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-29-13 6:36 AM

The neighborhood kids do more damage to our property than the neighborhood kitties. They are welcome anytime. Sometimes they even leave me wonderful "prizes" on my porch,LOL (a tail, a head, a foot, etc)

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Josh84

Aug-29-13 6:52 AM

Nancy M. Treese*****"If you don't want a cat in your yard, there are safe products you can buy to deter them off your property."

If I dont want YOUR cat on my property why should i have to spend MY money to deter them?

Honestly I don't care about cats on my property, just people who assume I should spend my money to fix a problem caused by themselves.

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spike2

Aug-29-13 7:02 AM

I am sick of cats in my yard also. What the writer forgets is these cats use the neighbors as a litter box. Our licensed dogs walk on leashes, are properly cleaned up after and also have a fenced yard. The dogs will roll in an area where the cat chose to use and then require bathing. I am certainly not for hurting these animals but conversely cats should be subject to the same restrictions and licensing as dogs. Sorry, cats are disgusting animals. If someone has a cat, treat it as a pet and keep your cat indoors where you can enjoy your animal.

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CMReeder

Aug-29-13 7:38 AM

I guess you either are a cat person or you are not.

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BornHere

Aug-29-13 7:48 AM

I love and take care of my cats, when they are out walking they are leashed at all times, I let them roam in the backyard because we have it fenced, these people who let their cats roam the neighborhoods should not own any pets at all.

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Linhk48

Aug-29-13 8:06 AM

CMReeder Aug-29-13 7:38 AM

I guess you either are a cat person or you are not.

LOL How typically 'profound'

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MrFredErikson

Aug-29-13 8:45 AM

I don't understand why anyone would knowingly own an animal that intentionally rolls around in Cat Feces and then complain that they have to give it a bath. Dogs are dirty, disgusting, smell, loud, destructive and cats aren't unless they are feral.

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SteelerFan

Aug-29-13 8:53 AM

Linkh48, I think the proper word for Chuck's remark is 'pithy'

lol

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SteelerFan

Aug-29-13 8:57 AM

Cave, I agree with you completely, and good job trying to do what you can do. Maybe you could apply for a government subsidy to help defray your costs. :-)

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CMReeder

Aug-29-13 8:58 AM

I been the pet owner to several cats and dogs and even both types at the same time. Cats are not dogs and dogs are not cats. Yes, either you like them or you don't.

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CMReeder

Aug-29-13 9:00 AM

"Maybe you could apply for a government subsidy to help defray your costs."

How profound and pithy!

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-29-13 9:15 AM

"Maybe you could apply for a government subsidy to help defray your costs."

SPCA does give out vouchers toward spay' neuter of pets for low income folks. Would you believe there is also a place that offers "food stamps" for pet food for low income folks.It is NOT gov't funded .

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-29-13 9:23 AM

MrFredErikson- my son has a westie (all white, of course) that will roll in anything dead she can find. I swear, that dog spends 1/2 her life in the tub,LOL

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ladydawg4

Aug-29-13 9:23 AM

I am one of the "irresponsible" pet owners that (gasp) let my kitties outside!! My cats are UTD on all their shots and are spayed and neutered. People who do not spay/neuter and make sure their animals are UTD on shots are the irrepsonsible ones.

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enigma

Aug-29-13 9:59 AM

What; you're telling me is that the SPCA is abetting a serial cat abuser? We should defund them immediately. But wait, there might be an idea here. The police department could loan traps to homeowners who want to stop stray people from wandering across their property. Of course we would have to insist that you put water in the trap along with whatever drug you use as bait.

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CaveFelem

Aug-29-13 10:20 AM

@SteelerFan - my vet works with me, I've been going to him for years now, and I explained what we're trying to do. No need for my fellow taxpayers to help.

What would help the most would be for people to be responsible, spay/neuter their pets, and stop dumping them off in rural areas just because someone has a barn.

I have one fellow who showed up bone thin, starved, scared, and I doubted he would live. The other cats beat him up, and if I heard this happening, I'd rescue him and shoo the offenders away. He's much better now, after some good food and care. He has his rabies shots. I've never seen him with a mouse, bird, or anything else. I doubt he even knows how to hunt.

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.

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-29-13 10:34 AM

CaveFelem- my sister has the same prob. She lives 5 mi. outside of Millville, cats are dumped there all the time.She's doing the same as you are.It's really sad how irresponsible some people are.

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BornHere

Aug-29-13 10:36 AM

Cave, I had the same problem when we lived in the country with "cat" drop offs. One night someone had hit a cat and brought it to my house thinking it was mine, I took it to my vet and the poor thing was in really bad shape but she survived. The next day my vet called and said they found the owner because the cat was "chipped", here it was my next door neighbor, she refused to pay the vet bill and my vet ended up taking her to court for the fee, that following summer I found the cat dead in the road so I buried it and never told her.

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SteelerFan

Aug-29-13 11:06 AM

Cave, I agree with you.

Born, sad story.

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wintergirl08

Aug-29-13 11:25 AM

( My Spouse And I Adopted A Wonderful Loving Male Cat 6 Years Ago. We Had Him Neutered , Declawed And Shots Are Up To Date. We Love Our Cat Inky He Brings Us Much Joy In Our Daily Lives. He Is A Indoor Cat , He Loves To Play And Sits In The Windows Watching The Birds Fly By. Yes , He Is Fortunate To Have Been Adopted And Saved By A Loving Couple. I Will Never Understand Why Others Dislike Cats. Some People Have A Complete Aversion Against Cats , And Get A Kick Out Of Hurting Them. I Don't How Others Could Get Traumatized By A Cat ? Adopt A Pet Today , For They Bring Love And Joy Into Our Lives. Save Them From All The Abuse They Are Given. One Of Our Lord's Precious Gifts In Life You Won't Be Sorry. Happy Birthday Our Inky Boy , We Love You , Winter , Spring , Summer And Fall. : )

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