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Let the cats live out their lives peacefully

June 26, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

We now only have Tom (papa cat), the stripped tabby that loves to sleep by the doors out front. He's very cautious if you to pet him and is not receptive to touching. But a soft kind word always gets his attention. Then we have Mama Cat, who lives down at the liquor store - she also is very shy and bothers no one.

Unfortunately, we still have some people that continually complain about the cats. This is a never-ending battle for Dan, who gets all the aggravation. Dan does so much for this community and is very supportive of all the organizations on the island, we can't afford to see him lose his job over these pretty silly complaints.

Just recently we had a cashier who works one day a week complain to management that the dander from the cats was coming into the store through the front door and making her sick. Inspectors were sent out and could not find a trace of dander in, or out, in the front of the store. What a waste of time, money and aggravation for Dan to deal with!

The Winn/Dixie cats showed up following Hurricane Charlie - that was 8-9 years ago. They haven't many years left, why not let them live their lives out peacefully? They never bother anyone, and with the help of several workers who look after them, I make sure their medical needs are taken care of as needed.

Edith Schulte




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