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Attn: Cat Owners in Jackson St./Lincoln Area
By Sean Griffin


July 20, 2008

Please be aware that a neighbor is keeping a baited live trap for small animals. Our cat was sent to the pound after he was lured into the trap by a can of opened cat food. We have been told that this is perfectly legal although I beg to differ that it is at all neighborly.

We have lived in our neighborhood for over 2 years and have had our cat for that same amount of time. There haven't been any "issues" until recently. Our cat has been an indoor/outdoor cat its entire life. It was said that our cat was using their garden for a litter box. I find that odd seeing as how the trap was set again while our cat was in the pound. At this very moment the trap is there waiting with a can of opened cat food - visible from the sidewalk.

It was quite traumatic for our 2 and 5 year olds to have their cat taken away. Due to our children's and my own allergies he cannot be in the house 24/7. It is unfortunate that after 2 years we are going to have to find Smokey a new home.

Please keep an eye on your animals. If they are missing be sure to call the pound right away! If they're not there call again the next day. We called on Tuesday and our cat was picked up Wednesday or Thursday so we only found out on Sunday by using the website


Sean Griffin
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Life long resident of Ketchikan, Parent, home and cat owner."

Received July 20, 2008 - Published July 20, 2008



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