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Humane changes should be made for animals

April being both National Pet Month and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (through to May 5), why not consider positive, humane changes here at home.

For starters, collective society might procure within itself an appreciate for all cats, most notably the always homeless, if they were not in such great number; thus then so many suffering as disposable droves, used and abused by too many mean-spirited people.

As a priority rule and not as a half-assed effort, they should be collected and spayed or neutered; perhaps their eventual great reduction in number will then translate into proper appreciation or at least respect as sentient life.

Furthermore, respective city halls should order that pet cats be confined indoors when not on a torso-brace leash and accompanied by their owners.

Yes, pet cats likely will go through ‘outdoors withdrawal’ and cry a raucous by the front door; however, keeping them healthy and safe should make their finite whining worthwhile.

Frank Sterle Jr.

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