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Letters: Where cats belong

October 28, 2012

Re "Venice cats receive a reprieve," Oct. 26

I don't understand why cat lovers think their pets have special rules. Do dog or hamster owners allow their animals to roam the neighborhood unleashed and unsupervised?

Cats are an invasive species that kill birds (and don't even eat them) and other native animals. They defecate in vegetable gardens and carry fleas and other diseases. Cats should be kept indoors, as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recommends.

The L.A. County Superior Court judge who blocked a Venice apartment complex owner from trapping and removing the cats on his property is misguided.

Dean Decent

Los Angeles

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