Stray cats

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

There ap­pears to be a fal­lacy cir­cu­lat­ing in Toko­roa that there is no stray cat prob­lem.

I in­vite the naysay­ers to my prop­erty where there are four tran­sient strays in res­i­dence.

As this is the kit­ten sea­son, male cats roam far and wide in an ef­fort to widen their gene pool,such is the na­ture of un­de­sexed ‘‘toms’’.

Herein lies the prob­lem, should th­ese toms be de­sexed by their ir­re­spon­si­ble own­ers, the prob­lem would rapidly abate.

As to the mat­ter of coun­cil not fund­ing the lo­cal SPCA, I was al­ways taught that cats are an­i­mals.

If we as ratepay­ers pay a por­tion of our rates for an­i­mal con­trol, why can­not the SPCA, be funded for what is in­deed a com­mu­nity prob­lem ?

Peter Emer­son, Toko­roa

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