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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Criticism for cat articles

From a Letter to the Editor, Kemptville Advance:
Normally, I quite enjoy Diana Fisher's The Accidental Farmwife, but this week I was very distressed by the column about her "multitude of barn cats". Apparently Fisher and her family think it is quite acceptable for the female cats to have litters of kittens twice a year-some of whom make it and ... some
who don't.
As a fellow animal lover and one who has provided shelter to homeless and orphaned cats over the years, I would like to advise her that the responsible thing for anyone who has barn cats or ferals is to trap them and have them spayed or neutered. Only this way can we stop the epidemic of homeless and stray cats and the spread of diseases like feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency syndrome (FIV).
There are plenty of agencies available to help. The notion of barn cats living uncared for and unattended like that is both old fashioned and cruel.

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