The Un-Silly Side Of People Throwing Cats Out To Fend For Themselves

A Comment from Catherine Ens, Niagara Action For Animals

Posted July 12th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – While the story about residents going to St. Catharines city council this July 11th demanding a bylaw for licensing cats has a ‘silly’ side, it also presents a serious message to the deadbeats who love their kitty until at the age of six months or so, she becomes a bit straggly looking, or she decides to sharpen her claws on the sofa or the litterbox is JUST to much of a chore.cats

So out she goes, dumped on a road side somewhere or left outside to fend for herself and ultimately pregnant – now one cat becomes five or six, all scrounging around garbage or killing other wildlife; doing what comes naturally and doing the best they can to eak out a living, so to speak.

PLEASE FOLKS, get your companion animals spayed and help to prevent the spiralling- out-of-control ‘pet’ overpopulation.   

As well – for a multitude of reasons – please do your best to keep them indoors!

As the co-founder of Niagara Action for Animals, a local charity in the Niagara, Ontario region, who advocates for animals, we all need to start taking our responsibilities for companion animals to heart.

About Niagara Action for Animals – Niagara Action for Animals is a non-profit, all volunteer charity devoted to ending all forms of animal cruelty through education, direct action and legitimate protest.

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2 responses to “The Un-Silly Side Of People Throwing Cats Out To Fend For Themselves

  1. Absolutely agree – a feline, or canine, companion should never be regarded as “disposable”. Get them neutered immediately, be responsible human companions. It’s not difficult. I adopted two rescue kittens, trained them to walk on harnesses and leads and they accompanied me across Canada from BC to PEI in a motor home enjoying every stop along the way as we went for walks! They still go out on their harnesses – because -simply it is safer for them and I care enough to look after them responsibly.

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  2. Gail Benjafield

    Catherine is a long-time advocate for good pet care. Even though we are now without cats, we share her reprimand. I don’t get Cogeco, but will purchase a copy from the city tomorrow to see the ‘silliness’ myself. I have heard from many on this, and am pleased council disposed ot this issue. It was blatant electioneering, not a reasonable discussion of reasonable pet-owners, I am told.

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