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Thread #146876   Message #3402738
Posted By: Janie
11-Sep-12 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Keeping cats from dangerous road
Subject: RE: BS: Keeping cats from dangerous road
I agree that "cats should be able to come and go as they please" is a sentiment. It is not a well thought out position, however. At present there are at least 9 cats in my neighborhood allowed to run loose. There were 13 when I moved here, but the four neglected cats next door have all died from disease or cars in the last 3 years.

Most of them like to hang out in my yard, because I like to watch birds and have numerous birdfeeders. They also like to sleep on my porch furniture, shedding hair and fleas. My laundry closet is outside on the carport. They also like to lay on warm, clean laundry if I don't immediately carry the baskets inside. They also like to chase the squirrels, knocking over and breaking flowerpots. They also like to sh*t in my raised flower beds. I am sorry, but I don't think other pet owners have the right to allow their pets to become a nuisance to me on my property.