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Kamloops needs a cat bylaw

Editor: Cats are a nuisance. They are allowed to wander at will into yards, digging up flowers and gardens. They don't have to be licenced -- there is no by-law -- and there is nothing a person can do.

Editor:

Cats are a nuisance.

They are allowed to wander at will into yards, digging up flowers and gardens.

They don't have to be licenced -- there is no by-law -- and there is nothing a person can do.

People renting can have cats, but when they move, often the cats are left behind.

The SPCA protects cats, but if it's a dog, they can phone bylaws, who will pick up the animal and take it to the pound.

If the dog is not claimed within a certain period of time, it is put down. End of dog.

Not so with cats.

The SPCA adopts them out so they can terrorize another neighbourhood as cats are free to roam.

Dogs have to be licensed. If they are not, owners pay a fine. By the way, a dog licence is only $30 for a year.

Now, if cats were licensed, think of all the money the city could make.

A dog can be trained to stay in its own yard, but cats cannot be trained.

Judy Kaye Kamloops