Letter to the Editor

Published 4:44 pm Friday, November 4, 2016

When I moved to Bainbridge, I found a cat community in my backyard. The next spring, three litters were born. I found myself feeding and caring for 16 cats, mostly feral, except for the babies, which I touched and socialized. OMG – I had to fix them all! I started looking around town and realized these colonies were every-where!

So, for six years now, I have run Marley Memorial spay/neuter for Cats — a low cost program for pets, strays and ferals. Marley Memorial has helped almost 1,000 cats, mostly thanks to Bainbridge’s wonderful veterinarians. I have no plans of ever stopping.

With this program I have tried to help the many cat colonies in Bainbridge — WalMart, Water Street, Church Street, Rose Circle—I just heard there was a colony near Hutto Middle School. All these cute cats, with no Rabies vaccinations, running around near small children who want to touch and cuddle them.

Email newsletter signup

The next project is the colony at Flint River Boat Basin, one of Bainbridge’s favorite landmarks and event spots. (Again, no Rabies for cats near families and small chil-dren.)

But, we can fix this! There is a group called OPERATION RIVER CATS AND MORE, which can be found on Gofundme.com. I am asking the City of Bainbridge and De-catur County to step up and help! I am asking every business in Bainbridge to make a small donation to help solve our overpopulation problem.

I am only asking for $20, not a huge amount of money. And, believe me, my $20 is already there!

Sally Miller