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Aimee Clark

Responsible Pet Ownership

Posted Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 11:50 PM
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  • What a round of applause for this blog! I could not agree with you more! I understand accidents happen and some animals get loose but most of the time (in the area I live in) they are allowed out the back door to do what they need to do in an unfenced yard. And the problem with cats is astounding. We have one elderly lady that likes to feed stray cats and they are so sick and beat up from being stray and reproduce like rabbits because they are neither spayed or neutered. I give respect to animal owners AND the towns that make the owners responsible for their pets. They are the ones that make having a pet a pleasure and not a nuisance!

    -- Posted by jusamom on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 3:29 PM
  • Good post....nice information you provided.

    good looking dogs too...kid ain't bad either : )

    -- Posted by Bansky on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 10:21 AM
  • Love this blog!! in my neighborhood an elderly lady feeds the strays as well. (i'm sure every neighborhod has a lady like that) but they look healthy enough but that doesn't mean they are. when in my yard my dogs chase them away. i hope my dogs don't ever catch one. it would be nice to be able to catch then myself and get them the vaccines they need and to get them spayed or neutered. but i don't have the money to do all the ones i have seen. :(

    -- Posted by puppyluv on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 4:14 PM
  • Tell me it's an elderly lady with glasses that always carries a bag of cat food around.

    I chased her out of my BACK YARD feeding local strays on numerous occasions, and the kicker? She works for people for pets.

    -- Posted by ADAMHARRIS on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 8:21 PM
  • For some reason cat owners tend to feel its ok to let their cats run around free. I have at least a dozen that roam my neighborhood. Not only can they get hurt or pick up fleas or a disease there are lots of not so nice people out there that could beat or torture them, etc. Many cats also kill birds and baby rabbits just for fun.

    -- Posted by Ervserver on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 9:04 PM
  • I was shocked when we moved up here from Sioux City at the number of stray cats running around. When we lived in town, the back yard didn't have a fence so our dog was tied up in the back. There was this gang of 8-10 cats who would sit just out of her reach and mock her until we got out the hose. I also was worried about them passing on fleas and worse.

    -- Posted by AmyPeterson on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 9:42 AM
  • I, too, have stray cats in my yard. I always have to do a quick scan of the yard before letting my little dog out. I just pray that someday there won't be a cat I missed seeing because my dog will chase it for sure and quite possibly get hit by a car.

    My biggest gripe is the huge dogs running around loose in my neighborhood. I take my dog for a walk daily and three times in the last week we have been "accousted" by huge dogs on the loose. I know it is not their fault, because they want to play, but it is quite frightening having a huge dog running at you. Needless to say my little pup swings around on her leash until I can get her picked up! I hate to do it but sadly I think I'm going to have to start carrying mace.

    -- Posted by my2cents2 on Wed, May 12, 2010, at 4:16 PM
  • Oh, to add to my last comment, my second biggest gripe is the dog doody that gets left in my yard!! When you are walking your pet and it does its business PICK IT UP!!!

    -- Posted by my2cents2 on Wed, May 12, 2010, at 4:18 PM
  • I've started walking in business areas rather than residential. I am often walking two dogs and pushing a stroller at once, and shouldn't have to deal with loose dogs wanting to "say hi" and risk a dogfight.

    I linked it in the original blog, but all dog owners should really read this article...


    My dogs don't want to "say hi" to yours. Keep them in your yard and out of my dogs' faces.

    -- Posted by stafinois on Thu, May 13, 2010, at 11:26 AM
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