Follow-up to my bajillion note cat post, where everyone reblogged that I’m a bird genocide perpetuator by liking outdoor cats.
What? Did you make that? Do you guys even know if it’s someone’s actual cat, it could just be a stray especially if it’s not fixed as y’all know stray cats are like such a problem here. We have one that looks just like that around here and he’s not fixed but he’s a stray.
Here’s a really easy solution to the person who made this sign…don’t let your cat outside! I have zero sympathy for people who let their cats outside then bitch about the vet bills to fix them up. Cats that are outdoor cats have their lifespan shortened almost by half. They are at risk of being hit by cars, in fights with cats, dogs, or wild animals, being trapped in garages or abandoned homes, eating poisons and pesticides, being “taken in” by people who assume they are strays, the list goes on and on. How about this person practice what they preach and be a responsible pet owner themselves? Don’t let your cat roam outdoors unsupervised. If you insist on letting your cat experience the great outdoors, do so on a leash, or build them a screened in porch to hang out inside. If you had a dog, would you let it roam around the streets like that? I don’t think so.
Someone should write a reply post with what you wrote and stick it up under this.
I can make this happen. I’ll try to bring something with me next time I go by the signs.
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