Cat mess is a genuine danger
Sir, – I write to support Doreen Dingwall in her criticism of cats fouling her garden before the angry cat brigade pounce (Courier Letters, November 20).
It is not only the mess but reports show that cats kill 105 million small creatures of which 55 million are birds.
The mess that Doreen Dingwall has to clear up is a real health hazard but cat owners say that it was not their “Tiddles” and that “Tiddles” would never kill birds for sport.
The RSPB suggests a bell on a cat’s collar to warn the birds of their approach and I suggest a nice heavy church bell.
As for the mess, many solutions spring to mind but are not suitable for a family newspaper.
However, returning the mess to sender in one way or other seems to have an immediate and salutary effect. Clark Cross.
138 Springfield Road, Linlithgow.