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Missing cats mystery

Coyotes? Cat-napper? Nobody seems to know

October 2, 2013

Some local cat owners are warning other residents to keep an eye on their felines after more than half a dozen pets have reportedly disappeared in the last few month....

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gingr55

Oct-02-13 7:32 AM

UFOs and alien abductions? I'm mystified also. Keep a short leash on your favorite feline till the mystery is solved.

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samy07

Oct-02-13 8:40 AM

If you live in the Rathbone area check with the Humane Society. I have heard that a resident in that neighborhood baits and traps them then takes them to the Humane Society.

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BeRight

Oct-02-13 8:52 AM

Keep your pets in your own yard or in your house. Hooray for the person in Rathbone!! I think that should be done in Marietta also. Cats are a nuisance when they are allowed to run free. Who gives you the right to assume everyone is a cat person?

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samy07

Oct-02-13 9:17 AM

I see no problem in chasing cats away when they are unwanted and on your property. But to put food in a trap actually entices them to come to your yard. Its counter productive to your cause if you entice them to your yard.

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JUSTWANNAKNOW

Oct-02-13 9:22 AM

COULD IT BE A "CAT BURGLAR"?

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ohioankev

Oct-02-13 9:44 AM

Maybe there is a serial killer in the makings living in Devola.

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letfreedomring

Oct-02-13 10:18 AM

Full disclosure here I am not a fan of cats. Why? They get into your trash, they urinate and deficate in landscape, and they are the only animal that is considered socially acceptable to let roam the neighborhood. We don't accept dogs or kids freely roaming and depositing waste why should cat owners expect something different?

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Shoboat

Oct-02-13 10:57 AM

My daughters cat went missing from our place on river road devola the end of August. She was only a year old, she travels with us between our home n the river road location. She is timid and I have never seen her leave the porch, on the occasions she came outside. However, my friend saw a bobcat in her yard in the stanleyville area, not that far from Devola n I know there have been coyotes in Devola before. Something about this seems odd though. I think someone might b snatching them.

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Tessie

Oct-02-13 11:28 AM

Lizard, your attempt at humor shows your bigotry and ignorance.

Coyotes are everywhere and they love to eat cats. But the first place people should look is the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. For those who think their roaming cats don't hurt anything, domestic cats are the number one killer of birds, especially native songbirds. They do a lot of harm.

Bobcats are a native species and I'm glad they're making a comeback.

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BeRight

Oct-02-13 12:17 PM

samy07 yard: I have three cats that come through my every day, same time. If I bait a trap I would not be enticing them into my yard since the nuisances are already there. Why do cat people let their cats roam? What goes on in their head to think this is OK? Why do they assume that their animals are not bothering anyone like the woman in the story?

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BeRight

Oct-02-13 12:18 PM

samy07 yard: I have three cats that come through my yard every day, same time. If I bait a trap I would not be enticing them into my yard since the nuisances are already there. Why do cat people let their cats roam? What goes on in their head to think this is OK? Why do they assume that their animals are not bothering anyone like the woman in the story?

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Alwayssomething

Oct-02-13 12:54 PM

Whatever it is, I hope it comes to Beverly soon.

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LovesBuckeyes

Oct-02-13 1:33 PM

While it's true that cats can makes messes in yards and get into stuff that is easily accessible, they also keep rats and other pests away from and out of your home. Too few people remember the history of the Black Plague. The people got rid of what they considered too many cats and then the rats brought the fleas and people died by the thousands. I'd rather have some cats in my yard.

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luvthesouth

Oct-02-13 2:10 PM

top ten reasons for recent cat dissappearances.

10) waiting online to register for health exchanges. 9) waiting at dr. office after registering. 8) waiting for "CATscan at the hospital. 7) redeemed miles for trip to "Catmandu". 6) local mice and rats have been using bow-flex. 5) sale at the "CATillac" dealership. 4) the "CATion" was attracted to a passing anion. 3) happy hour at the "Kit-Kat" club. 2) at therapist sorting out all nine lives. 1) at store confused by bottle of "CATsup"

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COSMOS

Oct-02-13 3:46 PM

you should have to buy a license for your cats just like you do your dogs, then people will quit having so many cats and the county can use the money for the humane society

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tdj1985

Oct-02-13 4:14 PM

My cats are never let outside and it's the safest way for them to live a long life.Cats have long been the animal that people tend to mistreat if they are outside.

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Helper

Oct-02-13 9:54 PM

Maybe curiosity killed the cat. If so, isn’t it ironic that sincere curiosity about the missing cat situation may have spawned this “comments” discussion made up of thoughtful observations and light humor, but almost completely devoid of the usual catcalls, potshots, rants, and personal attacks. When the news media is so full of government finger-pointing and sermonizing, what a relief it is to just have a little civil fun with each other here.

Yes, I know that Tessie called another commenter ignorant and bigoted. But let’s ignore that incivility and enjoy the rest of the discussion.

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Baseball

Oct-03-13 9:59 AM

I 100% agree that people should have to register their cats with the City of Marietta. I refuse as a dog owner to register my dog (not bc I can't afford it) because cats are a bigger problem in the city and county than dogs are. Maybe people in Florida should register their snakes that are being illegally released into the wild, maybe then they could prosecute the people causing the problems. BWDIK!!

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