License cats, too
In reference to the letter to the editor from Duane Keefe about cats, I agree with you 100 percent about licensing cats.
About 10 years ago, there were several letters to the editor about cat problems, and I began to research how many cats there were in the county.
I went to the Humane Society on North Water Street; the person there directed me to a bulletin on the wall that was published by the Humane Society of the United States. That bulletin stated there were about two cats per person in the U.S.
Therefore, in Seneca County, we had a population of about 60,000 persons at that time, which equated to 120,000 cats in the county.
If each cat would eat four ounces of food per day, that would equate to one full-sized horse, two good-sized calves or 120 sparrows. If you think we do not have a problem with cats, multiply the numbers above by 88 – the number of counties in Ohio.
If the county would charge $2 per cat for a cat license, that would mean $240,000 in the county’s general fund.
License the cats!