Letters to editor

Cats being shot in Fairfield

By From page A11 | March 26, 2014

It has become frighteningly apparent that someone is shooting cats with a pellet gun within the city limits. I have reported the third incident within the past year to the Fairfield Police Department, whose officers assured me that this is a dangerous violation of Fairfield’s legal and safety codes.

Anyone who has either witnessed or been a victim of such behavior should immediately report the incident to the police at 428-7300, as well as to the Humane Animal Services at 449-1700.

Michael Donnellan


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  • Bill of RightsMarch 26, 2014 - 5:37 am

    ^^^^^ It is said that the start of a serial killer's career begins with the killing if cats! I am not a fan if cats. They have a purpose, as do other animals, but this guy is a little too angry. Note to self if a series begins. Cookoo!

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 5:56 am

    According to you and your demented ilk, this must be just like all those deeply disturbed serial-killers in the making that are eradicating all those other invasive-species in N. America; like Kudzu, Purple-Loosestrife, Gypsy Moths, Emerald Ash-Borers, African Cichlids, Burmese Pythons, etc., from their lands and lakes. MANY of which are due to criminally negligent pet-owners who let their invasive species pets escape confinement or dumped them on purpose. Or how about all those sickos that run animal-shelters, they're nothing but a bunch of child-murdering pedophiles because they have to euthanize animals every day. And every farmer and rancher that has to humanely put down an animal with a gun for your weekend rural-barbecue must be molesting and murdering everything in their county. Those damned sickos! And what about all those people in stockyards murdering all those cattle every day for your McBurgers? I bet they're a hide-out for all the serial-killers that nobody can find! And all those hunters that provide food for their family by hunting, I bet they're the worst of all! And of course, the ABSOLUTELY WORST, MOST MENTALLY-ILL OF ALL -- all those people that are paying HIRED-KILLERS to murder all those BILLIONS of INNOCENT ANIMALS EVERY YEAR to then cram their tortured dead bodies into cans and bags and slap a "CAT FOOD!" label on them! A bunch of demented basket cases. They're probably the MOST heinous and notorious serial-killers of all! (on this one I'd agree) I bet you're onto something! Like your needing serious psychological help. Paranoid psychotic much?

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  • my2centsMarch 26, 2014 - 5:59 am

    Woodsman001 = demented sociopath! Yikes!

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  • CD BrooksMarch 26, 2014 - 6:15 am

    I spoke with a neighbor yesterday that spent a great deal of time ridding feral cats from his property. He said that one person at the Clay Bank Rd. facility asked if he fed the cats. He said he feeds his cat. She told him then they were his cats and it would cost $70 to drop one off! He told her fine, he'd just leave them at the doorstep. She then went on citing cameras, an alleged law and reasons as to why that was a bad idea. Other attendants were not as difficult and allowed him to continue. I need to have several cats removed. This will cost me time and money to do so properly. I won't hurt them but I'm also not going to pay because someone uses their yard as a perpetual kitty nursery!

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 6:23 am

    Here's another solution (below) that I post for others, but does NOT solve the problem with wildlife dying from diseases in cats after cats are dead and wildlife eats them. From my own experience of trying to give some near-starved-to-death native predators a much needed protein boost by feeding them one of the hundreds of shot-dead cats on my lands (that had deprived them of a food-source all the years the cats were here), and those native animals then promptly dying from some disease in that cat -- I've come to realize that ANY cat left out in nature, alive OR dead, is no better than intentionally poisoning your native wildlife to death. Cats truly are complete and total wastes of flesh. They can't even be used to safely feed wildlife. They really need to be destroyed in a manner where you can safely retrieve and dispose of that cat-carcass as hygienically as possible. / I've not seen even one cat here in over 4 years now by using my methods, and all my wildlife is rebounding faster than I could have ever expected or hoped for. / I also found a perfectly 100% natural solution for those who don't want to take more direct, more humane, and more effective measures (firearms and high-power air-rifles) against free-roaming invasive species cats. Cat-lickers always want their more responsible neighbors to grow plants around the perimeter of their properties that will repel their cats for them (from the cat-owners' own criminally negligent and criminally irresponsible behaviors and values). Well now you can brighten up your yard AND repel cats naturally! -- PERMANENTLY / It is also perfectly legal in the USA to use vermin poisons on any animal that has been listed as "vermin". Surprise! Stray cats have been listed as vermin in the USA since the early 1900's. While Audubon, National Geographic, and Smithsonian now condone the extremely species specific vermin-poison of 1-adult-strength acetaminophen pain reliever (available at every store) for use on cats (far far safer for our environment and all other animals than the antifreeze and rat-poisons that cat-lickers have forced everyone into using on their cats), here's a 100% natural method that targets NO OTHER SPECIES but cats. / Google for: LILY TOXICITY CATS / Anyone who has criminally irresponsible cat-lickers in their area need only plant lilies on their properties. Must be from the Lilium species, not just with "Lily" in the common name, see notes. / (International-audience warning: If these plants are not native to your region don't plant these if they cannot be contained, or risk introducing yet another potentially harmful invasive species.) / It has been reported that a cat even licking a little bit of lily-pollen from their fur will be fatal in short order. A cat even drinking some of the water in which a bunch of lilies has been kept is also fatal to them. / Everyone happy! You get to have the kinds of plants that you want, they get to have the kind of pets that they want -- if they take care of it like any responsible grown-up would. Or are cat-lickers now going to demand that you can't plant flowers on your own property? That would be their next and usual move, wouldn't it. / A perfectly natural solution to an invasive species animal that didn't evolve with Lilium species around. Plus it's a good incentive plan for cat-lickers to finally educate themselves beyond their 3rd-grade bible-home-schooling and learn all about ecology, native species, and evolution. :-) / Doing a little research on ASPCA's toxic plants lists (Family: Liliaceae). / Lilies (Lilium species) that are deadly toxic to cats ONLY, in even small quantities (even the pollen will do): / Common Name | Scientific Name / Asian Lily (Asiatic Lily) | Lilium asiatica / Easter Lily | Lilium longiflorum / Red Lily | Lilium umbellatum / Rubrum Lily ** | Lilium speciosum cultivar / Stargazer Lily ** | Lilium orientalis / Tiger Lily ** | Lilium tigrinum / Wood Lily | Lilium umbellatum / Orange Day Lily | Hemerocallis graminea (not of the Lilium species) / ( ** see notes below) / Lilies (Lilium species) that may be toxic to dogs if the dog ingests enough: / NONE! / Be sure they are from the Liliacea Family, has "Lilium" on the plant label or are common N. American Day Lilies (the one exception to the Lilium species rule). Many plants with "Lily" in the common-name are not of the "Lilium" species, and are in fact toxic to other species of animals besides cats. Double check. On further investigation I also found out that all plant-parts, the blossoms and pollen being the most toxic, if harvested and dried (for year-round use) are just as deadly toxic to cats (if not more-so because of the unknown toxin being concentrated), and the drying makes them even more palatable to cats. What a great mulch for gardens! (Or a ground-up additive for a special outdoor can of tuna.) / ** There have been some anecdotal reports of some free-roaming cats that have spent many years around some of these particular species of plants and still survived. So it is best to harvest, dry, and grind-up the plants and mix them into any appropriate bait-foods to be most effective.

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  • TooncesMarch 26, 2014 - 10:04 am

    Funny you would recommend the use of a non-native plant species that has been considered invasive in some areas...

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 10:13 am

    If you are going to reply to something, at least be sure to read it all. That warning was included.

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  • TooncesMarch 26, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Oh I read it all. Just thought it ironic to see you whining about a non-native species while recommending another. And the ones that tend to be toxic to cats are the foreign ones especially Lilium longiflorum. Oh well, time to feed my cats, they seem to be whining more than you if that’s possible.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    Mostly because it is very difficult for all of those species to propagate without assistance, except for the the N. American Day-Lily (not of the Lilium genus) which is a Eurasian escapee. The chances of any of them becoming a destructive invasive species in minimal and easy to deal with should that ever happen.

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  • TDMMarch 26, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    How about you not post a wall of text and break up your comment into digestible paragraphs? Or just get to the point and not go off on tangents?

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    Because the moronic site-owners/operators strip out any and all formatting commands that I've tried.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 10:26 am

    By the way, you are aware that there are 21 Lilium species that are NATIVE to North America, aren't you?

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 10:48 am

    If you want to be even more native-species correct in ridding your yards and lands of these invasive-species cats (without fear of introducing more invasive species plants), then you can select from any of the Lilium species listed on the following two pages. I only listed the ones that are most readily available in most people's gardens (and listed at ASPCA's toxic plants pages). Here then is a more complete North American Lilium Species selection (along with their garden variety hybrids from native species) to help you to permanently rid your homes and neighborhoods of invasive species cats. -- pacificbulbsociety D0T org SLASH pbswiki/index D0T php/NorthAmericanLilium -- pacificbulbsociety D0T org SLASH pbswiki/index D0T php/NorthAmericanLiliumTwo -- We wouldn't want some manipulative cat-licker crying "invasive-species foul", now would we. :-)

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  • TooncesMarch 26, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    Since you are all for ridding North America of a non-native species that cause damage to native flora & fauna can I suggest you take your "shoot-to-kill is a perfectly legal way to humanely euthanize" mentality to the nearest mirror and start there. Hope your aim is good, wouldn’t want the "destructive invasive-species vermin" to suffer.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    I let my car roll down a hill into someone's home. OH NO! I'm a victim of the automatic parking-brake industry! / I take an ice-pick and jab it in my eye. OH NO! I'm a victim of everyone who makes sharp pointy things! / I throw a gallon of gas on a hibachi on my wooden porch. OH NO! I'm a victim of the oil industry! / I let my pet roam out into traffic. OH NO! I'm a victim of everyone who didn't risk their life to avoid missing my pet! / I let my pet roam outside unsupervised where I know pets are being shot to death. OH NO! I'm a victim yet again! / Take your manipulative self-victimization bullsh** and shove it where you keep your useless head. Nobody's buying your childish whiny cr*p anymore.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    ( ^^ misplaced post, I'll correct that)

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Here's my (greatly truncated) standard-issue prepared reply for ignorami just like you: Humans are NOT an invasive species ANYWHERE -- classified as a "weedy" species, yes; an "invasive" species, never. Since humans have the genetic code to give them the capability to travel/migrate to ANY part of the globe, this means they are native to any area that they have migrated to on their own. Just like birds that have this capability and can travel to different continents and islands. Those that have the flight-range required to do so are NATIVE to those areas that they are capable of traveling to ON THEIR OWN. (Races of humans are NOT species of humans, you troglodyte fool.) If the sum of your education comes from 3rd-grade home-schooling replete with sing-along bambi-cartoon curricula then you have zero weapons in this argument -- as you've just proved to the whole world. Thanks!

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  • TooncesMarch 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    Well since you are missing a BIG chunk of the Human genetic code I would say you are not playing with a full deck. And humans have always taken their pets & knowledge with them as to control flora & fauna to benefit the human race on its expansion across this globe. So we will soon have to hear your genetically challenged whining pertaining to how our feline friends are turning the red planet into a cat box as we, the human race & the ultimate invasive species boldly go where no man (or cat) has gone before...So There...

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 11:31 pm

    For but one example: Your myth about cats being good rodent control has been disproved on every island where cats were imported to take care of the imported rodents. Hundreds of years later and there's nothing but a thriving population of cats and rodents -- all the native wildlife on those islands now either extinct or on the brink of extinction -- even those native species which are better rodent predators than cats (such as many reptiles and shrews which destroy rodents right in their nests), the cats having destroyed them directly or indirectly. And I bet you think of yourself as educated. The rodents reproduce in burrows and holes out of the reach of cats, where they are happy to reproduce forever to entertain cats the rest of their lives, and make your own lives miserable, on into infinity. On top of that, when cats infect rodents with cat's Toxoplasma gondii parasite, this hijacks the minds of rodents to make the rodents attracted to where cats urinate. (Google for: Parasite Hijacks The Mind Of Its Host) Cats actually attract disease-carrying rodents to where cats are. The cats then contract these diseases on contact with, or being in proximity to, these rodents. Like "The Black Death", the plague, that is now being transmitted to humans in N. America directly from cats that have contracted it from rodents. Yes, the plague is alive and well and being transmitted by cats today. Cats attracting these rodents right to them further increasing the cat/rodent/disease density of this happy predator/prey balance. It has been documented many many times. The more cats you have, the more rodents and diseases you get. Cats DO NOT get rid of rodents. I don't care how many centuries that fools will claim that cats keep rodents in-check, they'll still be wrong all these centuries. Civilizations of humans have come and gone in great cities like Egypt, yet their cats and rodents remain in even greater pestilent numbers. No cat population anywhere has ever been able to control rodents effectively. But native predators can -- easily. Keep deceiving yourselves.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    Want some more examples? Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY "animal lovers" now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world: thenational D0T ae SLASH news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays | And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they've already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) with their invasive species "moggies": guardian D0T co D0T uk SLASH environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction | "The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.'" ... "However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat." ... "'Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.'" (report quoted from 2 years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now) | As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats' parasites: wildlifeextra D0T com SLASH go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis D0T html | As well as cats' parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined): news D0T msn D0T com SLASH science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals | environmentalhealthnews D0T org SLASH ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals | Plus these cat-licking "animal lover" psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America: rapidcityjournal D0T com SLASH sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb D0T html

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers' cats' parasites. Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious: news.ubc D0T ca SLASH 2014/02/13/bigthaw/ | Let's thank these psychotic home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic "animal lovers", shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So intelligent! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats. | I'd love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell -- FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting "gift" for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back -- special, just for them.

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  • Justice for JettMarch 26, 2014 - 8:56 am

    Where do you live? I just had a letter to editor published on Monday about my cat Jett being shot. I have since learned there have been more incidents in my neighborhood. This type of behavior must stop. We cannot have someone shooting our pets! These are innocent animals that are like family members to most pet owners.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 9:13 am

    People who let cats roam free should also be investigated by Family-Services & Social-Services if they have any children. If people see their cats as family members, and then let them roam free to be hit by cars, lap up antifreeze in gutters, or get killed by animal attacks; this does not bode well for them being responsible for ANY other lives in their care. Are they going to tell their toddlers to go play in the freeway and then blame the cars for their children's deaths too? Not long ago a toddler died in a waterway after the parents let it wander off on its own, the parents blamed the water. No doubt their very own children are just as expendable as their "family" cats. Someone who lets cats roam free are showing signs of being incapable of responsibly taking care of ANY other lives. They need to be investigated for all facets of their lives. Children need to be removed from the homes of any and all such criminally-negligent and criminally-irresponsible caretakers for the children's own safety. On top of that, they don't even care about the safety and well being of anyone else in the world. Do you know how many fatalities and lifelong debilitating injuries have been caused by vehicular accidents from people trying to avoid hitting a free-roaming cat? There needs to be a new bumper-sticker: "SAVE A LOVING FAMILY OF 4 -- FLATTEN A CAT" Free-roaming-cat-advocate = 100% certifiable sociopath/psychopath.

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Perhaps cat-owners should learn the distinction between being a responsible pet-owner and a criminally irresponsible one. If not, too bad. The rest of the world is not their pet's baby-sitter. A highly destructive INVASIVE-SPECIES pet at that. That's THEIR job to keep their pet from harm lest they be held criminally responsible for animal-abandonment, animal-neglect, animal-endangerment, animal-cruelty, and invasive-species laws. Let them explain to their child why their criminally irresponsible behavior got their cat killed by road-kill, environmental poisons, died from a cat or animal attack, or was trapped and drowned, or shot by someone who is more respectful and responsible about their world than the criminally irresponsible cat-owner. Maybe in that lesson in explaining the death of their cat to their child that the parent too will grow up into a socially responsible, respectable, and respectful human as well one day. Though I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to ever happen.

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  • GEEZMarch 26, 2014 - 11:23 am


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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    I often forget that today I am dealing with a population of attention-deficit handicapped, 140-character-comprehension-limited twitter-heads. (that was just 140 ASCII characters, so that you might start to comprehend it)

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  • The MisterMarch 26, 2014 - 11:28 am

    Sure sounds like Woodbrain001 is all for discharging firearms within the city limit. So in your world Woody, breaking the law is good and victims are at fault. Are you a politician?

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  • woodsman001March 26, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    I let my car roll down a hill into someone's home. OH NO! I'm a victim of the automatic parking-brake industry! / I take an ice-pick and jab it in my eye. OH NO! I'm a victim of everyone who makes sharp pointy things! / I throw a gallon of gas on a lit hibachi on my wooden porch. OH NO! I'm a victim of the oil industry and grill-maker's association and wooden-porch builders! / I let my pet roam out into traffic. OH NO! I'm a victim of everyone who didn't risk their life to avoid missing my pet! / I'm more stupid than my cat so I let my cat outsmart me to roam outside unsupervised and ILLEGALLY where I know everyone's cats are being shot and poisoned to death. OH NO! I'm a victim yet again! / Take your manipulative self-victimization bull and shove it where you keep your useless head. Nobody's buying your childish whiny BS anymore. If your pet dies that's YOUR FAULT.

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 26, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    TYPICAL CALIFORNIA SCOFFLAW ATTITUDE = "I have a right to let my cat come onto your property and damage it". I had a neighbor who had a cat get into his vehicle and use it as a kitty box bathroom. He was slightly upset about it. I abide by the law. In the springtime, I set bait and a cat trap in the backyard. Sometimes I catch a raccoon too. The rules are --no inhumane treatment, immediate transport to the shelter and no denial of food or water. Its that simple. The county pound gets them and the owner can come claim them and pay the hotel fee to get them back.

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  • HuckleberryApril 03, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    I contacted the Daily Republic to request that Woodsman001 be banned from commenting. C.D.Brooks-there is a group called the Feral Cat Group that will spay/neuter if someone is having problems with feral cats. I think the real problem is the lack of compassion that has been shown on this site. It is very disheartening to live in a society that can justify acts of violence and cruelty not to mention the acts being illegal. Fairfield has become such a violent city with gang activities and people on this site that do absolutely nothing to help this situation other then spout more violence. I think it is terrible that all the mental institutions were closed and now I have to live around mental cases like 001 and few other here.

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