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October 13, 2012

TUCKER: Cat plan a license not to kill?

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Mr. Williams: Just licensing cats that are let outside is not the answer, in my opinion. That would also mean that any dog that is always on a leash and never runs wild should not be licensed. Also, don’t blame the SPCA for the problem. They are doing the best they can with hundreds of cats being cared for. Should some of the cats be euthanized? Is that the answer? In a related article, Stefanie Zimmerman from Pet Supplies Plus store, emailed to say that more than four million cats and dogs are put down every year in U.S. shelters due to pet overpopulation and other factors according to the Humane Society.

To help combat this issue, the Pet Supplies Plus Stores on Sheridan Drive and Niagara Falls Boulevard are sponsoring an “Adopt-a-Pet Weekend” today and Sunday in an

effort to place countless canines and cats with forever homes. So if you are thinking of adopting a pet, stop by and see the many cats and dogs that are available. The Niagara Falls Boulevard adoption will from noon to 4 p.m. both days and the Sheridan Drive location will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Ron Wacker sent over the latest notice from Jim Ward, executive advisor to state Senator Maziarz regarding Ron’s quest to get a left turn arrow at the corner of Erie Avenue and the Twin City Memorial Highway. Here’s the letter:

“Dear Mr. Wacker, The Senator is in receipt of your email regarding traffic control signaling at the intersection of Erie Avenue and Division Street in North Tonawanda. Sorry that you feel the wheels on this issue turned too slowly - but we have had ongoing discussions regarding this issue with the NYS DOT and North Tonawanda. The addition of the new Walmart played an important part in these

discussions along with its traffic impact. We have another meeting with the mayor and DOT in a couple of weeks to analyze the traffic patterns and finalize the needs at this intersection. Thank you for your inquiry.”

Spoken like a true politician. My money’s on Ron to follow through on this.

 

 

 

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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