LET Pet problems
The recent coverage of the horrific cat mutilations in Utah and Colorado underscores a significant problem in Rochester: pets outside unsupervised. In one month, 40 cats were killed in Colorado. How many pets do you think were hit by cars or lost in Rochester? As a volunteer at a local shelter, I know the number is higher.
Cats should be kept indoors for their own safety. Cats can easily become prey for larger animals or become lost.
They will not be bored if they have a few toys and a loving owner. But isn't it better to have a slightly bored cat than a dead or missing cat? Having your cats "fixed" will also decrease a cat's want to go outside.
Dogs should be supervised on a leash when not in a fenced back yard.
Many breeds of dogs have been bred to chase and retrieve objects. All it takes is a bird or squirrel to catch its eye and even the most well-trained dog will dart into the street. Leash laws not only protect humans, they protect dogs. Please get your animals spayed or neutered to help stop pet overpopulation and keep your animals safe in your care.