Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I am the mother of a cat, too.
We rescued our cat nine years ago, long before I was a mother to human babies. My husband and I were newlyweds and a kitten seemed like a good addition to our family. I came from a cat family. My husband’s family owns dogs. But to avoid rainy day walks and carrying poop in a grocery store bag, owning a cat won out. Imagine my surprise when our vet told us that we needed to keep our cat inside. All the cats I had growing up were indoor and outdoor pets. Keeping a cat indoors was like suggesting having my cat declawed. It seemed inhumane. But then Dr. Kat (yes, our cat’s first vet was named Dr. Kat) gave us some reasons to keep our cat inside. I have friends who would never let their cats inside the house. Many cats in my neighborhood enjoy …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Here are some headline for Thursday, December 8.
Decatur Asking Residents To Report Coyote Sightings. 'Shop With A Hero' In Smyrna. St. Pius Spreads Christmas Joy.
Online form posted on city website.
The City of Decatur is asking any resident who sees a coyote to fill out an online form with specifics about where and when the coyote was spotted. The city created the form following a Monday meeting at which a resident urged the city to become more aggressive in dealing with coyotes. The city also posted existing information about coyotes – including the link to the form – on the city website homepage. Christy Bosarge told the city commission that a coyote grabbed her cat off the front porch and killed it. She said Decatur should change its attitude of coexistence with the coyotes because the animals are becoming too comfortable with humans. The commission sympathized with her but didn’t take any action. Most experts say killing or …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Resident says the city must take some sort of action because coyotes are becoming too aggressive and losing their fear of humans.
Christy Bosarge said she screamed in rage as the coyote ran down the street holding her cat in its mouth. “The coyote was not deterred in the least when I chased it,” Bosarge told the Decatur City Commission Monday night. “When I showed aggressive behavior the coyote showed no fear.” The commission sympathized with Bosarge over the death of her cat, but took no action. Mayor Bill Floyd said the city wants to find a solution to the coyote problem in Bosarge’s East Parkwood Road neighborhood but "we're not sure what that should be." Experts on coyotes – including a trapper who attended the meeting – said the canine-like animals live throughout the Atlanta area. Eradication doesn’t really work because other coyotes move in to take the place …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here are some headlines for Monday, December 5.
Decatur Residents To Complain About Coyotes. Lenox Mall To Get New Front. Poncey-Highland Parents Fight Redistricting Plan. Runoff Election Tuesday in Dunwoody. Open House on Flood-Risk Zone in Sandy Springs.
Should the city try to get rid of the coyotes, or should residents learn to coexist?
Residents are expected to crowd into the Decatur City Commission meeting Monday night to urge the city to do something to control the wild canines in their neighborhoods. Some of these people want the city to consider active and aggressive measures against the coyotes, such as trapping or eradication. That a conflict with how the city deals with coyotes. In the past, the city government has urged people to learn to live with the coyotes, saying eradication doesn’t work because new coyotes take the place of trapped ones. The East Parkwood Road area, where one woman reported that a coyote killed her cat, has generated the most recent complaints. East Lake residents are also being urge to attend, though most of that neighborhood is just …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Here are headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Decatur Residents Complain About Coyotes. Virginia-Highland Says Shop Locally On Thursdays. Apartment Complex Sold In Sandy Springs. Atlanta School Board Candidate Profiles.
East Parkwood Road residents plan to attend Dec. 5 city commission meeting.
Decatur residents are complaining about coyotes in their neighborhood again. Residents of the East Parkwood Road neighborhood plan to attend the Dec. 5 Decatur City Commission meeting to urge the city to do something to control the wild canines in their neighborhood. Some residents want the city to consider eradicating the coyotes, though the city urges coexistence. Trapped coyotes must be euthanized under state law. Coyotes are an ongoing concern. Back in February, residents of the Lenox Place neighborhood voiced the same complaint. Christy Kenney Bosarge of the East Parkwood Road area said a coyote attacked her cat, Zaya, the morning of Oct. 31 near the family’s front door. “I was sitting at the window,” Bosarge told WSB-TV. “I heard a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Occupy Atlanta: 'We Are The New World' Occupy Atlanta Plans To Re-Occupy Woodruff Park. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn Movie Films In Brookhaven. Coyotes Spotted In Briarcliff Area. Trunk Or Treat In Stone Mountain. Halloween Night In Avondale Estates. Trick Or Treaters In Dunwoody's Briers North.