A typed letter is being sent to residents who are cat owners living in the Brisbane area, specifically Deception Bay, in southeast Queensland, Australia. The letter is just about self-explanatory and is published below.
The writer of the letter says he lives in the same area. The style of writing indicates a male. I can almost visualise him. He is around aged 40 on a modest income and lives in an average house. Mr Anonymous but he has a wife, I’d guess.
He says he will trap cats that wander onto his property and take them to the local shelter where I suspect they will be euthanised unless claimed.
The cat owners are up in arms about the letter. They hate it. Some are upset claiming that they thought the district was “kind and tolerant”; sadly not in respect of one person. It is interesting that the wandering cat has caused this sort of disruption in the community. Wandering cats and especially trespassing cats cause a lot of annoyance amongst a certain segment of society and it can anywhere. However, Australia does have its fair share of cat haters.
Some Tweets in response:
This is a new form of aggressive behavior by Australia’s cat haters. They have more than any other county, I believe. However, there are still a good number of cat lovers but all we read about from Australia is how to kill cats and the nuisance outdoor cats and feral cats cause.