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Garden covered in cat faeces
9:34am Thursday 12th April 2012 in Letters
AFTER reading Nancy Ridings letter entitled ‘Cats are filthy creatures’ in the Guardian recently voicing her concerns over cat mess I too feel compelled to speak out on this subject.
With the recent onset of spring I decided to tend to my back garden. I was accompanied by my four-year-old daughter who had chosen some seeds she wanted to plant.
To my disgust I found that the soil in the flowerbeds was completely covered in cat faeces and upon further inspection I also discovered a section of the lawn was and still is being used by cats as a latrine on a daily basis.
It is absolutely disgusting and needless to say my daughter could not plant her seeds, in fact she has not been allowed to go out at all in our garden for fear of her contracting the worm parasite Toxocara Cati which is carried in cat faeces and can cause blindness, especially in young children.
I have tried various types of cat deterrents including placing bottles of water around the area and mustard powder but nothing has worked.
If it was dogs making this filthy mess the owners would be held responsible. So why are not cat owners?
STEVEN SHAW Orford