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October 13, 2012

TUCKER: Cat plan a license not to kill?

Bob Staff emailed Friday morning encouraging all Tonawanda High School alumni, if they had ever played for THS in any capacity on Clint Small field, to be aware they are invited to go on to the field area to be recognized at half time of the T-NT game.

“Golden Warriors, Silver Warriors, Red Warriors (in which we all are) and current day Warriors UNITE! Remember where we all came from ... THS!,” Bob wrote.

This is the one time all year that I regret having to write this column on Thursday or Friday morning, since by the time you read this, the game will be over, the last game played at the Clint Small Stadium, and the students and alumni will have great memories. Congratulations to the winning team. As a native of North Tonawanda, but having lived in Tonawanda nearly 30 years, I cheer for both teams.

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Charles Williams emailed that he’s glad to see a mention of  licensing cats.

“BUT,” he wrote, “only cats that are let outside. I have an indoor cat — never goes out. I do leave food out for strays though. I found a very friendly cat outside three days ago and was able to put him in the cellar, immediately called the Niagara SPCA. They said they had a three and a half month waiting list! I let the cat back out and said a prayer for him. I cant keep a cat in the cellar for over three months. I have three dogs and a cat in my home and couldn’t let a cat in the main house. What good is the SPCA to friendly strays that seem to be lost, when you can’t take them anywhere? I no longer will support the SPCA. I love animals dearly, but when it comes to cats there are so many out there you can’t save them all and that’s what the SPCAs are doing. By trying to save them all, they are allowing many friendly cats that have lost their way outside, to stay lost and eventually they become wild and very afraid of people and no longer good as pets. There will be many pet cats out there that that get lost and have no ability to fend for themselves and end up starving.”

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