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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
1/5/2021

Should we feed stray cats?

56%
Yes WINNER

14

44%
No

8

56%
Yes

14 Comments
hale1730
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hale1730

Can't let it starve. Plus hanging around our barnyard, they will catch rodents that get into the feed.

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Bobby Staley
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Bobby Staley

Imagine that your the cat. We all need a little help sometimes. Cats are pretty resourceful at finding food. I would be more worried about a stray dog trying to find enough food to survive.

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Connie Lowry
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Connie Lowry

They are worth every kindness. Humans who cannot be kind to animals cannot be kind to each other. I feed strays all the time and try to find safe loving places for them to go.

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Stephanie Sarnoff
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Stephanie Sarnoff

Yes, give them a meal, then take them to a shelter. Unless you want a cat....

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Deborah Jennels
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Deborah Jennels

Yes, and I do, they help to keep the rodent population down, and I also feed dogs and humans.

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Megan Floyd
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Megan Floyd

Stray cats are the fault of humans. I feed every cat I come across.

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Deb Nahay
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Deb Nahay

Also spay and neuter them.

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Beverly Duke
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Beverly Duke

I would also try to catch them and have them spay or neutered and then release them again.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

A feral cat came with our house. We fed it and the kitty is no longer feral. She is now our pet.

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Jessica Murrieta
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Jessica Murrieta

We domesticated them, were responsible for their care. If everyone took care of Their cats and had them fixed then this wouldn't be an issue

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Susan Baker
Susan Baker

Well here in Florida the pound fixes them for free and then sets them free back where they got them

Kim Ripperger
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Kim Ripperger

There's about 7 strays in our complex & we started feeding them in he fall. They're all "fixed" except for the one that was born in '19, which 1 guy @ the complex was doing out of his own $.

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Susan Baker
Susan Baker

Wow we call the pound and they fix the strays for free and give them there shots

44%
No

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Fozzie Bear
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Fozzie Bear

Feed a problem, get a bigger problem.

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Jane
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Jane

Stray cats can be picked up and taken to an animal shelter. Poor things. Unless......my grandparents fed just the one. It became their pet always after.

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Aino Welch
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Aino Welch

If you feed they multiply.

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Sara Ann Briggs
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Sara Ann Briggs

Most of the time they are feral. I think if you have a stray you should call animal control and let them know...if all else fails then yes feed...but try to capture and take them to a no kill shelter.

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Pat Pinter Ross
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Pat Pinter Ross

if you feed them you will end up with many cats at your door, Feral cats have never been to a Vet( sad to say) I don't want them near my children or my dogs Please just call a NO KILL SHELTER

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Carl Evans
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Carl Evans

If you feed the stray cats, they will never go away and simply breed more feral cats.

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D May
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D May

You aren't really doing them a favor. They will just jave more kittens and then the amount of strays increases. Better to have them picked up and taken to a no kill place.

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Susan Baker
Susan Baker

Done that and was surprised that the animal catcher brought them back into the neighborhood they said that they gave them there shots a had them fixed

michael rice
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michael rice

This both a "yes" and a "no" for me. The strays I have fed were kittens and I kept them as indoor-only pets for the rest of their lives. Otherwise, I don't feed a growing stray/feral problem.

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Have you tried any of the “meatless” burgers or other products?

Yes

2

No

4

Yes

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JT Titus
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JT Titus

I like veggie burgers (Morning Star brand)

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Lisa Gray
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Lisa Gray

I thought it tasted just like meat. I have gastrointestinal issues, so this is a great alternative.

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No

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

YUCK! "Where's the Beef?" as an old commercial said.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

I have no desire to try fake meat or milk.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Our vegetarian daughter ate some of these once upon a time -- but us, never.

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Do you take public transportation?
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
11 months left

Do you take public transportation?

Yes

2

No

11

Yes

2 Comments
Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

When I lived in the city, I'd take the bus if I didn't have a car or it was unavailable. I'd do the same in this small town if there were any, but the local gov't doesn't want to put money into it. We need it badly. If you don't have a car or a ride, you are screwed! Espacially, when very hot/cold!

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

I live in NYC, which has an extensive public transportation system. I do not need a car and using public transportation is better for the environment.

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No

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Phyllis
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Phyllis

I live in the county and no buses available. I drive a car now, but in 3 months will turn 80 and want to stop driving. I will sell my car and pay people to take me to appts and vets etc. I have groceries and pet supplies delivered.

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

There are no buses in the country. If I lived in a big city, maybe I would.

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Shane Hill
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Shane Hill

Because i don't have to.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

I live in a rural area without public transportation available.

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Theresa Scherf
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Theresa Scherf

It's not an option. I live out in the country ca. 5 miles from town.

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Lori Johnson
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Lori Johnson

Public transportation is not an option where I live.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Living in the country it's not an option. Sometimes ride the L in Chicago during family visits and we were on and off the subway in NYC last fall -- the only way to get around!

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linda tansey
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linda tansey

small town no public transportation i live in a senior complex at least i can get a bus they have from a bus service but that is only 2 times a month and i do not have a car

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

not available in this area

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