June 25, 2011 in Letters, Opinion

Cat onslaught


I live in Spokane Valley, off of Upriver Drive. Currently I am feeding at least four stray adult cats. This morning, two small kittens have joined the rest.

I have already adopted two adult cats in the last two years and had them neutered. Several of my neighbors have also fed and cared for stray cats. Most of us are senior citizens. There have been several trapped and taken to the shelters. Of course, that means sure death for these poor, innocent animals.

We are at our wits’ end. What can be done about this situation? This is not fair – to the animal or to the people who care about them. If people cannot afford to take care of an animal properly, they shouldn’t have them. That’s a fact.

Don’t rely on others to take care of them, and don’t let them reproduce. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Martha M. Niemi


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