Should we be proud?

This was on Northland’s NewsCenter a few days ago: 

Duluth is now listed as one of the five safest cities in the nation for homeless pets.

A friend of mine says that her neighbor always has dozens of cats that she feeds on her porch. I had a neighbor growing up that was the same way.

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Simon

about 12 years ago

"A friend of mine says that her neighbor always has dozens of cats that she feeds on her porch. I had a neighbor growing up that was the same way."

What does this comment supposed to imply, exactly?

And yes, we should be proud that we rank among  the Top Five Safest Cities for homeless pets. Safety is generally considered a good thing by most people.

girlfromnorthcountry

about 12 years ago

I think we should definitely be proud.  It takes a lot of work to find homes for shelter animals instead of euthanizing them, and a big part of this success goes to the groups who offer free or reduced rate spaying and neutering clinics.  Hopefully all those cats on your neighbors porch are strays who have been captured, neutered/spayed, and released.  They may not have a home but hopefully they have been neutered in order to reduce the population.  What, exactly, would the argument be against this story?  Just curious.

mistystarr

about 12 years ago

Wow. No argument. It was meant lightheartedly. I agree we can be proud.

wildgoose

about 12 years ago

"I agree we can be proud."

Me too.  Also glad you thought of this post.  I originally was going to put a link to this article in the "Rank Duluth" thread, but it was getting too busy so I left it out.  

I think that the quality of our shelter facilities and spay/neuter resources in the area mean there is less need for "little old cat ladies" in our region and that is a great thing as long as there are still lots of opportunities  for people to volunteer and help out with animals wherever they want too.

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