CATS CONTINUE TO BE KILLED IN EASTPOINTE, STERLING HEIGHTS, WARREN, AND ROSEVILLE TO SPITE THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT TNR: Please go to the link provided and read Eastpointe City Manager’s statement.
Mr. Duchane accuses the cities who have agreed to work with the County Shelter (that would be St. Clair Shores) as WEAK — No, Mr. Duchane, St. Clair Shores is NOT weak — The leaders of St. Clair Shores decided they could save taxpayer dollars by NOT paying for cats to be euthanized. The Strong City of St. Clair Shores recognizes the important role that animals play in the environment and in people’s lives. AND, Mr. Duchane, to think that your Animal Control Officers can identify who is a scared cat or a feral cat is ridiculous and to believe you will find rescues, who are already overwhelmed with cats because you won’t support a FREE program to spay and neuter, is foolish and unrealistic. And, Mr. Duchane, no where in your very ‘informative’ statement do you address the cost of killing the cats who will be considered feral — smokescreen, Mr. Duchane? I think so because you don’t want your residents to know that what you (and the other 3 cities) are doing is supporting the death march of innocent animals.
I don’t think any of the cities in this murderous coalition cared so much about saving money as much as they cared about not working with the County Shelter and those organizations working with the shelter. Unfortunately, they could not look beyond the ‘threats’ to do what was right for the animals and the community. Do I like to see stray animals outside? No, but I can no longer stand the thought of letting our cat population continue to grow without trying something different from killing and that is spaying and neutering. The rate of killing cannot keep up with the birthrate of cats or there wouldn’t be 18,000 cats roaming Detroit or who knows how many in the cities identified.
One last comment to these cities of Warren, Eastpointe, Sterling Heights, and Roseville–let me know how your rat problem is once this winter is over. And, by the way, I hope your residents don’t have too many of their dogs die of Lepto which is spread through rat urine. http://www.cityofeastpointe.net/index.asp?SEC=D255B2D9-B604-4C9F-8FFE-A391C0B88429&Type=B_PR