LETTERS TO EDITOR Feral cats No euthanasia for roaming cats!
Dear Editor, Indeed a topic but let’s not pretty it Mr. B.F. Wells. Euthanize means “kill” all the feral cats a point not felt by all community members. This week indeed I had to compassionately euthanize a cat due to age and illness, a void in my heart now grieving his loss as many pet owners have to face in life one day. All money spent in the last couple months to extend his life worth it compared to the laughter and joy this cat brought to my life.
Here’s the part of the story Mr. B.F. Wells and others that look upon feral cats as disposable. My beloved friend indeed came through Cornwall’s 2009 Catch and Release program. Yes, that’s right. I rescued this scared lonely cat from the streets. How you know of his catch and release was the vet explained the notch cut in his ear. So to Mr. B.F. Wells and City Councillors, I ask where has any compassion gone? Maybe the answer lies between combined efforts of low cost spay and neuter, community fundraising raising and catch and release program. Every cat deserves a loving home!!
In loving memory of Charlie. Dear Editor, I want to start off by saying - Mr F. from Riverdale. Are we being told the whole story? I’ve trapped and picked up in carriers 75 cats in 3 years and have not had one bad incident!
And Mr. Wells - Euthanasia is not the answer for the feral cat problem. You would be opening up a can of worms.
First find out the facts what Roy and Chers Rescue Farm have been doing in Cornwall about the feral cats. And find out what the people of Cornwall are telling us. It’s not the cats fault that they are on our streets. We are the ones that have failed them. And we have to figure out as a community what is the solution. With a positive approach. And that means no name calling Mr. Wells.
There are only 3 people from Roy and Chers who are dealing with this situation in Cornwall. We volunteer our time and gas. And we work very hard. I could not just sit around and do nothing.
I would like to see the people of Cornwall get involved. Either in fundraising, attending City council meetings or actually the trapping aspect. Until the City does the right thing, we can all come together! Even the cat haters!