Dear Editor, You poop, I poop, and we both put it where it's supposed to go. I'm guessing that L.J. Shaw [All of God's creatures poop, Sept. 17 Letters, Langley Advance] doesn't have any pets, or has cats, because I pick up after my dog(s) at the park and at home.
As a matter of fact, I also pay a company to come and pick up the poop scooped at home, to dispose of it properly.
What I object to is that I have to scoop more cat poop than dog poop in my front garden, and now for whatever reason, also my back garden, as the cats are now coming over the fence.
So now I am not only paying for the disposal of the deposits of my own dogs, I'm paying for the disposal of the deposits of the cats living in my neighbourhood.
I don't object to God's creatures pooping, what I do object to, is that I have to pay for a licence for my dogs and I also have to pick up after my dogs (or I can be fined), but cat owners have no obligation other than to let them (the cats) out in the morning, and have no responsibility to clean up what they (the cats) leave in other people's gardens, not to mention the incredible urine smell they leave behind.
That was my point.
And I stand by my previous statement. If I catch a cat in my yard, it will be taken to LAPS or the BCSPCA, and then the owner can be held accountable.
It's the same as having kids: as a parent, your are responsible for their behaviour and activities.
I pay to have a dog, and I pay for the clean-up.
Can a cat-owner say the same?
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