Thursday, February 8, 2007

It's raining cats and ... cats

The controversy about dogs attacking cats in Sanford continues to grow. William Beem wrote about this in his Sanford blog. Today's Sentinel shares that cat owners are mad that Sanford is now trapping cats. They say that the traps lure cats out of their yards and into traps where they are terrorized by dogs until released.
That may be true, but the story overlooks one very important aspect: Seminole County has an epidemic of feral cats - yes, wild cats whose owners have let them go. Worse, they reproduce at tremendous rates.
Our small neighborhood of 148 homes has no less than 20 of these cats. Don't just blame wild dogs. We've seen these cats act in small packs to set up and attack other cats, wild and owned. My husband witnessed an unfortunate event in the treetops when a small cat was attacked by a raccoon. It did not escape with its life and there was nothing that could be done.
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