Letter: Help the pet population

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

To the editor:

A cat was hit and run by a westbound driver on Dabney Drive this past week. Another driver picked up the dead cat’s body. The second driver noted the cat had been spayed as demonstrated by a clipped left ear tip.

The second driver thus assumed the cat had been a free-roaming community cat. Someone cared enough about the aforementioned cat to spay her.

If you are one of the people who care then please know that trapping a cat to have it neutered or spayed is not difficult. Help in this process is not difficult to find if you ask nor is the cost prohibitive.

Cats, unlike dogs, are seasonal breeders. Unwanted moms and kittens by the dozens are being delivered to Vance County Animal Control following the mother’s brief gestation period of 56-62 days. Despite hundreds of animals being adopted or sent for rescue in each of the last several years, the number of animals delivered to the Vance County Animal Shelter continues to increase.

Be a friend. Spay and neuter.

Margaret Peck