Coupeville: Feral cats hurt town
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:18 PM
Regarding the ongoing feral cat saga, and in response to the Junkans letter of Feb 16, who advised that some people should take a look in their own backyard before criticizing.
I took a look and what I saw was a sandy beach full of cat feces. Cat food and bird seed in the streets. The ever-scurry of cats under our buildings and nightly howl of cat fights or whatever. There are no more shore birds nesting and nary a cute little mouse but a growing healthy rat population.
Those who feed pigeons and feral cats are well intentioned, but misdirected. They are supporting a feral cat farm in a commercial district that already has enough problems with keeping garbage contained and streets looking clean.
I might suggest that when and if they catch these cats they consider releasing them in their own back yard.