North Coast Critter News
I had to wonder about that story in today's Times- Standard about the people feeding the feral cats living in the Balloon Tract. It said they would often capture their wild kittens and try and find homes for them.
I had to ask myself, wouldn't be a better idea to trap the cats themselves and have them neutered, thus not having to worry about the kittens in the first place?
It didn't say so in the story but today's T-S editorial mentions that they do often try to trap the cats to get them spayed and neutered. How successful they are in that endeavor, I don't know.
But, that's good to know. I was just wondering.
Yet another supposed animal horror story in the Eureka Reporter this morning. This time a dozen or so animals being taken from some property near the Safeway out near Redwood Acres in Eureka.
It's kind of hard to make heads or tails out of this one. The animal rescue activists, like Shannon Miranda and company, say the conditions the animals were kept in were "disgusting", three dead animals being found on the scene.
Sheriff's Lieutenant, Steve Knight, said the animals weren't in really all that bad of shape, at least not bad enough for him to intervene.
Who does one believe?
I suspect it's probably a little of both. The animal rescue folks most likely to see the animals in the more dire of circumstances, naturally having more of an emotional viewpoint. Steve Knight probably having more of an objective look at the issue more in line with what the law provides for.
No word yet on who the owner of the animals is and what he had to say about it. Still, I can't help but wonder if any of the animal rescue folks came to our house, would they have a problem with the way we take care of our two and a half cats?
Ahhh...probably not. But you never know.