Southfield Implements Limit On Cats – Over Reaction
POSTED: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
UPDATED: 6:04 pm EDT April 20, 2010
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Southfield City Council voted Monday to amend an ordinance, limiting the number of cats in the city to three per household. The city already limits the number of dogs per household.
Punishment for those in violation of the new ordinance has yet to be determined.
The changes were made after a woman living on Civic Center Drive was discovered living with 30 cats in her home. Southfield police took the animals from the home.
"We had to bath them. We had to feed them. A lot of them were really thin, they were frightened," said Gail Montgomery, a worker at the animal shelter that helped nurse the cats back to health.
This over-reaction is typical of our culture. 30 cats is ridiculous and crazy. 3 cats is not enough for many, especially if you foster, and too restrictive. America has become a country that cannot deal with unusual situations directly. We immediately legislate to handle every situation instead of dealing with problems directly on a case by case basis or speaking up before there is a problem… or to the perpetrator(s) directly. 4 cats is not too many… for some people with a big house, 5 or 6 aren’t too many. And with the over-population at shelters rescuing just one more pet is a blessing for all. And volunteering to be a foster home for cats or dogs saves many of them until they can find their forever home.
I hope that animal groups or concerned individuals stand up in Southfield, Michigan and get this legislation amended!! This will just add to the death count. We need to move to “No Kill Shelters” everywhere and start using common sense instead of Big Brother over-reactive legislation to deal with problems and challenges!!
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