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July 31, 2013 at 9:58 pm #608487
Not sure how to say this but… our friend just informed us that she saw a cat laying in the street. It is black with white paws. Thought you would want to know!July 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm #795246
I walked by there 15 minutes ago, so this must have just happened. Having already witnessed an act of cruelty involving a cat this morning, I’m SO angry at irresponsible, uncaring humans. KEEP YOUR CATS INDOORS.July 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm #795247
I just drove past and the cat is on the sidewalk of 35th and 98th. The cat might be a tuxedo cat-it is black and white on chest and paws. I feel so sad…July 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm #795248July 31, 2013 at 11:03 pm #795249July 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm #795250
I sincerely hope that someone has already called Animal Control since this cat will be dinner for the coyotes.
Anonyme I could not agree with you more. On the Next Door site as well as on this blog people have expressed it is their right to keep or allow their pets to stay outside. That may be, however it is the right of all pets to remain safe so we can live them. It is the responsible thing to do as pet owners.
People complaining about coyotes in the neighborhood killing cats only help the coyotes by allowing their pets outside. That goes for we’ll meaning people leaving food outside to feed neighborhood cats.July 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm #795251
Luckymom, I think it’s such a joke that people get all up in arms over coyotes killing outdoor cats, when the primary killer of cats is CARS. Add to that off-leash dogs, raccoons, accidents and poisons (like antifreeze) left in accessible areas. Coyotes may kill cats, but they are only one of many lethal threats to outdoor felines. Your “right” to allow your cats to roam extends as far as your right to be stupid and cruel. Unfortunately, there are no laws regulating those conditions.
There has also been an increase in speeding on side streets in Arbor Heights lately, which only compounds the problem.August 1, 2013 at 12:13 am #795252
I know what you mean Anonyme, however my husband brother and his wife lost their cat to a coyote the remains were scattered on their street and another neighbor saw the coyote with parts of the cat in its mouth. And still they keep their other cat outside all day and night.
We have 2 indoor only cats, 1 which was a former feral and both do just fine inside all day and night,
No risk of being run over by a car, poisoned by toxic chemicals or eaten by raccoons or for that matter coyotes.
And yes 35th speeds have increased unfortunately. We feel we live on Aurora Ave instead of 35th.August 1, 2013 at 12:29 am #795253
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