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CATS: Owners need to protect wildlife

Letter by Dana W. Burt, Tacoma on Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 19 Comments »
August 1, 2011 12:53 pm

The News Tribune recently published two articles regarding adopting cats. I feel that the articles were irresponsible in their lack of information regarding protecting at-risk wildlife from cats.

I have always had three bells on my cat because I was sick of her bird kills. I also always paid to register her and have a tag on that collar. I have seen no other owners in my neighborhood engaging in such “bird maybe safe” and civilly responsible actions.

On the same day as the cat adoption article was published, there was, in the “No Kidding” feature, a statistic that stated that “500 million birds are killed in America by cats every year.”

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