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Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Letter of the Day

County will regret cat decision

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The Hillsborough County Commission’s bad decision to trap, neuter and release 2,000 non-native cats back into neighborhoods is fraught with serious financial legal liability for the county’s taxpayers.

These released cats will do property damage to people’s car and truck paint. The cats will fight each other and domestic cats at night and be a nuisance to anyone in hearing distance trying to sleep. These nuisance cats are non-native to Florida and will kill thousands of native species important to the ecosystem.

Those in favor of the trap, neuter and release program think only of protecting the overpopulated feral cats, but do not have the same concern for native animals that the cats will kill.

If feral cats were released in the neighborhoods of Animal Director Ian Hallett and the commissioners who voted for TNR , it wouldn’t take long for them to know the mistake they made.

James Wisner

Tampa


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