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There were a lot of good displays and information regarding animals at this Expo. I did enjoy it also, with the exception of the poor crippled cat. She looked terrified, as well as the poor cat that was having seizures they were dragging it around on a leash. The number of people and all the dogs there scared these poor cats to death. My God, who are these people who would do this??? It was so obvious that these derelicts were pimping this cat out to get sympathy money. If that creature who was dragging these cats around is so enamored with Smoochie, why not adopt her? No, instead let her sit in her soiled diapers all night long after everyone goes home. Keep her in a shelter where she is prone to illness from other animals. This is clearly a case of a group practicing animal neglect and cruelty. This group better pray Nitro's law does not pass. If it covers kennels and inspections, you will be behind bars. Youngstown has enough animal abuse. Get your attention and kicks somewhere else.
April 2, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
The animals of the Valley will lose a great asset in CHAIN (Community Helping Animals in Need). Sheryl Goodrich worked very hard to raise funds and help spay and neuter many animals that would otherwise be reproducing. Thank you, Sheryl, for all the years of dedication and service to the animals of the Valley. Your work prevented thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies from being born in a world overloaded with animals. Good Luck in your future endeavors.
April 8, 2012 at 11 p.m.
Bravo to TNR for helping the animals that people have dumped, then become feral, then reproduce for generations. The TNR program certainly does work, as has been proven in hundreds of communities all over the country. Just because you chose to eradicate the cats on your land, does not give you the expertise to say the program does not work. It is a no-brainer. Neuter and spay the cats in a colony. That alone will stop reproducing. This does not mean it gets rid of every cat in the world, but that group is no longer having litter after litter. Is that not a good thing???? If we eradicate all the cats in the wild, we will be overrun with rodents, rabbits, birds, and moles. This is the way the food chain works. Guess you can get out your ole gun or whatever else you used, and eradicate all of the rodents, rabbits, birds, mice, moles, rats, etc. Maybe in a year or two, you will reap the fruits of your labor and these groups will overrun your land.
April 13, 2012 at 8:56 p.m.