To the editor:
We are writing regarding the article about the cats at the Winn-Dixie. We are appalled that a complaint from one part-time resident can have such an impact on the lives of these sweet unsuspecting cats. We are also part-time residents of the quaint Pine Island and find the love and caring of these cats commendable. Personally we enjoy seeing the cats there and they are bothering nor harming no one. They have been neutered or spayed so they can't reproduce. Perhaps if people that have pets would spay or neuter their animals we wouldn't have the overpopulation of animals that we have in this country and poor innocent animals would not be considered an annoyance to some people or have to be euthanized. If this resident is so concerned about these cats bothering someone, why doesn't he or she adopt them and give them a loving home rather than wanting them to be relocated. How sad that people only think about what they want and not about the poor animals. The Winn-Dixie lot is probably the only home that these animals have known and because of one complaint they may now have to be relocated.
Perhaps this part-time resident should relocate somewhere else than he or she would not have to be bothered by these innocent cats.
We salute the continuing efforts of C.A.T.S. (Caring About The Strays) and PAWS for taking care of many of the forgotten animals.
Pine Island Center