This is in response to Richard Schuhrke’s letter in the Wednesday Dickinson Press.
Through no fault of their own the feral cats became homeless because they were born from pets which were dumped or abandoned. So blame the people responsible for dumping or abandoning the cats, not the cats and kittens who are only trying to survive.
How compassionate it is to kill them for their ill-fated existence which wasn’t of their choosing! There are numerous trap-sterilize-release programs for feral cats. Why not step up to the plate and utilize these options?
For your information, songbirds/birds also spread disease, die in gardens, flowerbeds, etc., and are a danger to residents. Maybe they should be trapped and killed as well?
A person may have the right to trap, according to North Dakota law; does that include lost, frightened pets including a terrified feral cat who accidently wanders into the wrong yard?
If someone is trapping cats in his yard, does he have the right to discharge a firearm within city limits? Isn’t that against the law?
It’s been known for years who the person is killing cats, along with a few dogs in Belfield. No one has been able to stop this cruelty, but when someone finally comes forward to say something, they are crucified. And the alleged person committing this monstrous act is applauded.
I didn’t write the letters referred to in the April 25 Press article. I don’t know who did, but I do commend them for getting people’s attention in whatever manner necessary.
Anyone who takes pride and joy in trapping and killing helpless cats, as well as bragging about it, is a sick person. Who wouldn’t be afraid of a person such as this?
I have been rescuing stray cats, whether tame or feral, in Belfield for many years and I will continue to do so. Every rescued cat has been placed in great homes or on great farm homes. There are options other than killing.
I, for one, can’t and won’t thank or applaud the malicious person who is ecstatic and egotistical to be trapping and killing vulnerable cats in Belfield, be it tame or feral.
Sharon Dorval, Belfield