LETTERS TO EDITOR CATS NOT THE PROBLEM MCDONELL MUST KEEP HIS PROMISES
Dear Editor, The problem is not the cats but the humans who let a domesticated animal become feral or roaming and now these poor creatures are paying the price of starving, disease, accidents, violent untimely deaths and a very short lifespan. All this is on the human who does not care for their animal by abandoning and releasing them. The real issue is spaying and neutering then there would be no feral cats once they died out.
Cats can live up to and over 20 years yet in the wild only about 3 or 4. They are subject to concurrent pregnancies and illness due to human neglect, not by their own design.
As for this cat bite I think some people have missed the point that this cat was not feral as it had a collar or at least the article said that. If so the bite was not from a feral cat but one roaming who has owners.
Every cat should have to be spayed or neutered whether in the house or not. Females get multiple infections if not neutered and not having litters. Males roam and get into fights, spray and impregnate female cats. We need cheaper fees for neutering animals and the spay and release is by far the best option, as these animals will not live long lives in the wild and then soon the problem will not exist.
Many farms in the area surrounding Cornwall have colonies of not neutered cats and I know some of the cats turned into SPCA are these and no doubt some of the wild cats in Cornwall are these. I have witnessed farms who do not care for their farm cats neither feeding, inoculating, nor spay and neutered so there are many loose wild cats all over my property and all the counties around Cornwall. I have taken some of these cats and kittens to the Cornwall and Brockville SPCA.
How can a civilized society treat creatures with such disdain as to want to euthanize them for the crimes committed against these less fortunate cats. We have caused this problem and now we blame the cat! Shame on you. We can judge a society by how it treats the creatures in it care, and I would say Cornwall and surrounding area are neglecting their duty to these animals. Please address the real problem, humans not cats.