Cat mess is a gen­uine dan­ger

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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