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Neighborhood Cats
By Karen Pitcher


July 27, 2008

I don't live in the Jackson Street neighborhood but I can really understand the frustration of the neighbor who was setting a trap for cats. The cats in my neighborhood also love to use my fenced yard as a large litter box and I get very tired of scooping up after them. Especially when I miss some and don't discover it until I've mowed over it. Yuk.

Why do people think it is OK for their pets to run free in the city? Who do they think cleans up after them? I don't expect anyone else to clean up after my dog; she is always in a fenced area in our yard or on a leash when she is in town. This is one way I try to be a good neighbor. I wish others would do the same.

It's truly wonderful for children to have pets to love, but it's also an opportunity for them to learn about the responsibility of caring for animals AND being a good neighbor.

Karen Pitcher
Ketchikan, AK

Received July 22, 2008 - Published July 27, 2008


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