Tuesday, October 13, 2009
It was a colder day in our neighborhood. Yet again people were selling the strangest items along Broad Street. Toys were the main things sold. A bubble machine was displayed outside one store. Such a strange sight to see in the fall, something so reminiscent of summer but on a day you could really feel the fall chill in the air.
Today, we worked a little more on the stray cat situation. While driving down the streets of Logan we saw a cat grooming itself on the sidewalk. We got out to take photos of it. Within seconds another cat leaped from behind the bushes. This one seemed to be more curious of the camera. It was extremely friendly. It was a beautiful gray toned cat, but sadly had one eye. It put into perspective how rough life is on the streets for stray animals. The bones of the cats were easy to see on some which shown a strong sign of malnutrition. Others had physical scars. After taking several photos of the two cats, two more cats came leaped from the same bushes. After researching a little we found out there is program in the United States as well as Philadelphia that hopes to decrease the population of stray cats in a non-lethal way. Traps are set up to capture strays and they are transported to a shelter where they are sterilized and vaccinated. Then they are returned back to their environment and looked after. We have been in contact with someone involved with the program and hope to interview them this weekend.
Kaira Patrick and Chelsea Sexauer
Group 14 Logan/Feltonville
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