Sunday, June 21, 2009

City puts limits on ownership of cats

(Cats, feral or roaming, are a domestic pet, and as such should neither be abandoned nor tolerated outdoors. To do so is rude to fellow property owners and devastating to our ecology, as well as being inhumane to the cat.)

Cats are a hot-button issue in San Antonio. When I wrote "Removing neighbor's cats is wrong" (May 24), letters poured in. Like many readers, Tina wrote, "If people love their cats, they need to keep them inside."

Other readers wondered what the city's response would be to a complaint about 50 cats in a neighbor's yard. "They (the city) have to help, right?" says Christina. "That's hoarding."

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