LETTER: Reader agrees on animal care

It is time that something was done to control cats running at large.

Agree with letter writer

Regarding the recent letter (Penticton Western News, June 3, The scoop on animal bylaws) — I agree 100 per cent with it.

It is time that something was done to control cats running at large. For 15 years, two or three times a week, I had to rake out my flower and vegetable beds of cat feces not only due to the odour but to prevent my dog from digging them up. This is common with a lot of dogs and not very healthy.

I also never had to guess what time my neighbours got up every morning as within five minutes of them arising their cats would head for my flower beds for their morning constitutional. I presume this was easier than litter training them and have to maintain a litter box.

When you consider the by-laws we have for dogs and the fines levied for not picking up after them it makes no sense that this bylaw does not apply to cats.

I know for a fact that if my dog was to go do his job in the middle of their lawns I would certainly hear about it either from them or with a visit from bylaw. As the letter states the “Responsible pet bylaw” does not specify dogs only, it pertains to all animals and should be enforced as such .

Roy Becker




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