Sunday, September 13, 2015
Excellent idea, long overdue: Trap, Neuter, Release programs for feral cats
This is a good start.
But we also need an ordinance that all domestic housepets in Salem must be neutered unless the owner has a special license, available through veterinary offices, with penalties (including sterilization) if the fertile housepet is found off the owner's property. (And pet stores can only sell unsterilized pets to license holders.)
Salem created a whole hairball of a regulatory scheme for chickens, while ignoring the much more serious problem of fertile dogs and cats and the suffering caused by litter after litter that they produce.
It's past time to make Salem a city where we don't have thousands of unwanted housepets starving or serving as coyote food and killed by cars.
"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."