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I know the cat thing is a bit off topic here, but I just cannot fathom how someone can say a cat is theirs, an animal they claim ownership of, profess to love, often deeply, but are willing to open the door every morning and see them off to fend for themselves for the day. That is not responsible nor love. My cats do get outside, but are fenced on my property and locked inside EVERY time I leave my property, even if it’s a 5 minute return trip to check my PO Box down the street or walk next door to the neighbours. I view my cats ability to understand the perils they face outside of my property as about equivalent to a toddler. None of us would expect a toddler to keep themselves safe if wandering at large. At least toddlers wouldn’t decimate wildlife. I get so irate and find I have little sympathy every day when I see multiple lost cat posts on lost pet pages with the owners wailing and moaning about how upset they are that ‘fluffy always comes home for dinner, or is never gone this long’. How about you just don’t open the damn door, or supervise outdoor time! 

I myself have taken nuisance cats to the pound. If they are genuinely loved and missed and properly identified then someone should come and get them. If they have been well bred and reared, and kept healthy, they should be suitable for adoption. If they have been let down by their owners and the system it is certainly unfortunate. But I really feel whether unclaimed strays are adopted or euthanised, it’s preferable to a life on the street where their  health, safety and welfare are perilous. I also think feeding individual cats, and colonies, that are not conducive to human interaction to the point where they would integrate as house pets, is misplaced welfare, empathy, whatever. 

I know none of it is the animals fault. Bloody humans :( 

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Snook   

I didn't really think about feral cats when I made my comment, as the area I live are all domestic cats as far as I can tell. I agree that cats shouldn't be out roaming and killing wildlife, nor be subjected to the risks that go with roaming. It's hard to think of animals being killed due to the failure of humans (yet again). I do agree that I'd rather my dog be euthanised than left to fend for himself on the streets, so I can see from that perspective how it might be kinder to cats as well. My apologies for not really understanding where you were coming from at the time, @Carita

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Carita   

No worrries @Snook.

I have no issues with euthanasia .. I belong to parties hoping to get it legalised for humans throughout Australia.

Optional not compulsory :rofl: 

 

Back to topic... I picked up a bag of poo in the park this morning & put it in the bin on my way out.

There could be someone still there searching for that bag they intended to collect on their way out.

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Snook   
39 minutes ago, Carita said:

No worrries @Snook.

I have no issues with euthanasia .. I belong to parties hoping to get it legalised for humans throughout Australia.

Optional not compulsory :rofl: 

 

Back to topic... I picked up a bag of poo in the park this morning & put it in the bin on my way out.

There could be someone still there searching for that bag they intended to collect on their way out.

Yes, I'm definitely pro euthanasia too, although there are some people in the world that it should be compulsory for.. Lol. 

 

I'm always picking up other people's dog poo when I'm walking Justice at the park lands we use. There aren't many places that are designated off leash that don't usually have other dogs there during the day, and are big enough that if one turns up, I often have time to redirect him and get away before he sees them and panics and wants to leave. We'd have serious issues if it got turned in to a dog free zone because the sports club on the grounds got annoyed and lodged a complaint. It's not as bad since I asked the council to put a bin in (and they amazingly actually did it) and I no longer see multiple bags of poo dumped near the exits because people don't want to take it home with them. There are still way too many people who don't pick up at all, considering it's not a high traffic area for dogs, and is taken over for sports training and games from late afternoon during the week and often both days on the weekend. I've had days where I've picked up half a dozen dog poos that don't belong to us in less than 10 minutes of being there. 

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Carita   

I've found a wonderful leash free park even though I drive past  a designer label park with all the bells & whistles yet frequently has dogs fighting  & the sign on the gate warns of parvo & kennel cough. Some days there can be 20 dogs there or my boy is the only dog on other days.

Its wonderful to see them socialise & a great mix of breeds.

 

Picking up some strangers  dogs poo doesnt even register on the yuk scale but I often balk at the things I pick up in the adjacent carpark.

Emptied ashtrays disgusts me, as does used condoms, tiny plastic clip lock bags one even had white powder in it.

Last week I picked up a bong, pink ecstasy tablet , 75 steel whipping cream gas cylinders & numerous balloons.

wiki explained the balloons/cylinders use, but I realise I left the cracker top behind not realising it was part of the activity. 

I dont want any dog to pick up these things & am thankful they only occur at night. 

I could ask a ranger to patrol the area but with my luck he'll pick up a dog running from the carpark to the dog park.

 

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Snook   

Bloody hell. I'm glad I don't have to deal with anything like that. At worst there might be a food container with some scraps that someone was too lazy to walk over to the bin. I use a poo bag to pick it up and bin it in case someone's dog gets to it. After weekend sport there are often take away coffee cups and food wrappers on the ground, which is mildly annoying since the bin is within about 30 or so metres of the worst of it, but it doesn't affect our visit and it's nothing that puts my dog's safety at risk. 

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Carita   

Seeing a dog poo in the park yesterday that contained red fabric which  took me down memory lane.

 

Many years ago my son had a bull terrier that had a strange fetish for eating  crutches & armpits out of clothing.

I had to keep the laundry door closed as he'd raid the soil linen basket.

 

I was  sure we were the only family that had crutch less knickers  & t-shirts without arm pits, but the tradition continues within another family.

 

It cant cause them too much pain in passing it because they continue eating it.

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On 27/08/2019 at 12:12 PM, Carita said:

I have no issues with euthanasia .. I belong to parties hoping to get it legalised for humans throughout Australia.

Optional not compulsory :rofl: 

Hmmm, I can think of some for whom I like it to be compulsory ........    :rofl:    :rofl:

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2 hours ago, Carita said:

 a strange fetish for eating  crutches & armpits out of clothing.

This is a surprisingly common occurrence ....

 

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It cant cause them too much pain in passing it because they continue eating it.

They cannot /would not associate the two .....eating the cloth, and pain on toileting   ;) 

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Carita   

Its still there today, most of the fecal matter has weathered away exposing old woolen carpet.

Damn that mustve hurt.

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