As an animal lover, I have read with interest the articles about the Cat Lady and have (or had) even decided that I should contribute to her effort with her to continue with her feeding and litter box patrol.
This is a woman who has taken it on herself to deal with a problem that other noncaring people have caused. When first reading the paper about the Cat Lady, I thought it was a human interest article to commend a lady who was going above and beyond her duty. That is not what happened.
We then hear from the people, who I feel are so miserable in life that the only way they can survive each day is to make misery for as many other people as they can (“Cats still break the ‘no trespassing’ sign,” The Daily Astorian, Sept. 18).
So no one is allowed to take care of these animals, and if they are caught trespassing, they can be arrested.
It was mentioned that transients also live in the cats’ area. Really. Nothing like living in an area with cat feces. Why would a transient live with the cats when they can just go to the river side of the George Brugh property and live among all the other junk he has there?
My message to the Cat Lady is this: If you want to make a stand, I will stand with you on the “No Trespassing” property, and be arrested, if that’s what it takes.
I also ask others to join us in this effort. If she agrees, I will provide a phone number.