Too many kit­ties on 700 North

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - El­iz­a­beth Osten­berg Span­ish Fork

Editor:

I don’t know if you are aware of this, but we have too many kit­ties on 700 East in Span­ish Fork. Peo­ple have been drop­ping off their un­wanted cats and kit­tens in the va­cant lot and they have been go­ing across the street to live out­side at a very ten­der-hearted el­derly cou­ple’s home. There must be about 20 ex­tra cats there, out­side, and win­ter is com­ing! This, of course, would be a very over­whelm­ing dilemma for any home­owner. One can­not let all these kit­ties starve, but there has been no de­crease in new cats be­ing dropped off and new kit­tens be­ing born. Not only is it not good for these an­i­mals, but it isn’t safe or hy­gienic for the neigh­bor­hood. How can we solve this prob­lem that has de­vel­oped be­hind a gro­cery store and around many fam­ily homes? Peo­ple have been catch­ing some of the cats to bring to the an­i­mal shel­ter, but most are feral and need cages to be caught. This is over­whelm­ing for the few that are work­ing to save the cats.

Could the field be lev­eled and the weeds kept short, pre­sent­ing a less-tempt­ing area for the aban­don­ment of the cats? Could signs be posted to pro­hibit this prac­tice? Could the signs have the names, ad­dresses and phone num­bers of the an­i­mal shel­ters in the area so the cats could be taken there in­stead?

Please share with me your ideas, thoughts and pos­si­ble so­lu­tions. These kit­ties need our help and so do the fam­i­lies on this street. To­gether we can make a dif­fer­ence and solve this prob­lem.

Con­tact me on Face­book or call me at 801-794-8584.

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