Where are the cats? The Star’s article (4/20, Local, “City to discuss coyote remedy”) failed to mention the number of missing cats in Leawood.
I live at 126th and Mission Road and have been looking for my cat, Soccer, for five months. One could drive around the area mentioned in your article and see numerous signs posted for missing cats — owners pleading for their cats to be found and fearing the worst.
Driving to middle school at 7:20 a.m., I personally watched a coyote run through the yards of Cherry Creek (west of Mission Road). It is a scary sight. I understand the coyotes have nowhere else to go, but I also fear the aggressiveness of these animals and worry what will be their next victim.
I am an animal lover and fully support the city of Leawood to take action on removing these coyotes. It is the right thing to do.
As a small-dog owner and wildlife advocate, I know it is my responsibility to protect my domestic animals as well as the surrounding wildlife and the environment. This is not a novel theory. I am shocked and bewildered at the ignorance of homeowners who react violently if someone’s fence is the wrong size, the landscaping isn’t up to snuff and the ignorance of understanding surrounding wildlife.
People who don’t educate themselves and expect wildlife to cater to their whims are frankly irresponsible. Anyone who has the gall to say the Collarum is a humane trap has obviously not done their research at collarum.com. Not only is this inhumane; these traps are dangerous for domestic pets and children as well.
It takes a village to raise children and be responsible for our environment and wildlife. Wake up and smell the coffee. Educate yourselves Leawood residents, and grow up.