Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cats in trouble -- part 2

Second case of cats in trouble: In the last few days, two newspapers have reported on Princeton Borough’s problem with feral cats. Inexplicably late, the stories mention 50-some feral cats being rounded up about two months ago (!?), and taken to SAVE, described as a nonprofit shelter on Herrontown Rd.

Council members are reportedly wondering if cats should be licensed. Feral cats – licensed? Not likely. And why domestic cats aren’t already licensed is a mystery.

Without licensure (and its back-up info about owners and addresses and shots) a hurt or lost cat can’t be returned home. That’s just for starters. Either the newspaper reports were woefully incomplete (as well as late coming), or town officials haven’t (yet) given this issue their best thinking.

The cats deserve better.

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