Here we are again , it is pretty obvious that this is not the last we will hear on this topic “Cat Problems”. We have heard it since the closure of the OSPCA in 2007.
Five years and counting, everyone knows that.
First, Thank You to the Georgian Animal Hospital and staff, for what they do for our - I repeat our stray and feral cats. If not for them we can only imagine the worst. I honestly cannot believe this problem has no solution yet in an area as large as ours. I hope we can at least agree that we need a shelter of our own. Fancy or not, somewhere to stop the suffering of our lost or unwanted. It can not be left up to a small group to work on such a huge growing problem. I am sure we are all sorry the attempts of the Parry Sound Animal Rescue Group ended.
For sure I know the task of rescuing, the work and cost is immense , I get that, but how long are we going to accept this void ? I for one believe it is the responsibility of our Mayor, councilors, surrounding municipalities, and the residents of all this region - not the OSPCA - our responsibility, including those who do not feel it necessary, or simply cannot afford to spay or neuter their animals. We all need to be responsible.
I have made the trip to the Bracebridge OSPCA, it certainly is a beautiful place, thanks for being there, but it is not fun to do a surrender, not to mention the cost of gas these days. But much better than leaving them locked in a crate on the side of the road or outside to starve or freeze, shame on you whom ever you are, perhaps the old saying “what goes around comes around”, will be in play this time. We can banter back and forth all we want, but at the end of the day, we will still need a solution. I voted for a Mayor and a Council whom I thought could best deal with the issues in our town, is this not one of them?