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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another Kitten found by Roulette Township Workers

These sweet kittens need a home

Another Kitten found by Roulette Township Workers

This one's a male Orange Tiger Manx (bobtail) and a real sweetheart. I'm calling him "Stubby." This kitten has definitely been brought up in a household and makes himself right at home very quickly. He's more like a lost puppy. He'll follow you everywhere! An owner or adopter may call 544-7721 to either claim or adopt the kitten. The other kitten, who I call "Flipper" because of her huge rear feet, is still available and is starting to acclimate to the other animals in our house. Even the dog! She needs a home. Somebody call. Please!

Also note that both kittens have had flea treatments applied. Flipper was really bad, poor thing.

On to bigger matters...

Dropping unwanted pets off on other people's doorsteps is just plain irresponsible and shameful. Not to mention possibly cruel to the animal itself. For those who think they're doing a kitten a favor, take this into account, they just might die. You could ask the black kitten that died on a cold, rainy night about 3 months ago at the doorstep of the Township well, that is if it were still alive. That was actually a drop of two kittens, I was able to find a home for the second one.

There are many ways of finding new homes for unwanted pets and there are many agencies available for just this purpose. Use them!

For those who think they're dropping a kitten off at a "Cat House" or Cat Barn" because the kitten will be better off there, you're wrong. Many of the cats at these types of places are feral and have reverted to their instincts to survive. Kittens raised in homes and then dumped in one of these places generally die of either starvation or disease, Secondly, the other cats may simply just not accept the kitten and kill it straight off or refuse it any food. You're definitely not being humane in any way or doing the kitten any kind of favor by "dropping it off" somewhere.

For those of you who think the house next to (I'll call it the Blue Well) is a "Cat House," yes, there's lots of cats there. Guess what. No one lives there. The woman who used to live there has moved out. But...
even though she's quite elderly, she still comes to the house every evening just to feed the cats. You're not doing her any favors either. Someday, she won't be able to feed the cats. Period.

Now here's something you may not have thought of...

Most of these kittens have been found at a well that supplies most all of the drinking water for Roulette Township residents. How does water get into the well? Via groundwater. Where does groundwater come from? Surface water percolating down through the ground. What could possibly lay on top of the ground? Dead kittens. As I mentioned, there was a kitten found dead at the well. What if I didn't find it? Think. Think hard. Maybe Dead Kitten Tea for the whole town. Yum! Ask anyone who owns a private well how yummy their water is if an animal dies in it. Then ask them what they have to do to correct the situation. This is a very large well that holds thousands of gallons of water. Having to clean it for this type of reason could be very expensive and cause a lengthy disruption to the Township water supply.

So PLEASE don't drop off any more kittens at the "Blue Well." (Or anywhere else for that matter!)

Thank you,

Kevin Bisher
Roulette Township Water and Sewer Assistant

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

ummmm... I do not agree in anyway that anyone drop off any kind of animal.... but.... water in a well does not come from water on the surface.....
if it does then you should not be drinking it..... no way in this world should you be drinking (surface water) THATS WHY YOU DRILL A WELL AND HAVE IT TESTED FOR CONTAMINATION....K... IF ROULETTE IS DRINKING SURFACE WATER YOU SHOULD CALL THE d.e.a AND THE d.e.p. YOU MAY BE ENTITELED TO SOME PAY BACKS
I know this because I drill water wells and they have to meet certian standards.... and surface water is not one of them....ok

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! To my surprisement, I see Roulette in getting into the SPCA buisness.

Is this to generate revenue?

Anonymous said...

Please take them to the SPCA if you can't keep them-Give Them A Chance.....

Anonymous said...

How much can one guy sling. Think, now think hard, if Mr. Bisher decides to pee in back of the blue well does it contaminate the well? If it does Roulette better get a new well. Tell me deer, rabbits and little squirrels don't poop on the ground.
AND -- you don't know what you are doing if you think that sanitizing a well would be lenghty. If you only had one well then there might be an interuption in service. Please stop slinging this bull, cause alot of people know you are wrong. The other comment was right on the money --if a dead cat at the surface causes you a water problem then the DEP and all the other agencies will have a field day with you. Shall we call them and see?
Go catch your butterflies and cats and leave the thinking to somone who knows.

Anonymous said...

ummmm...

I think Mr. Well Driller needs to re-read Mr. Bisher's statement about how water gets into wells. The scenario that he describes is unlikely due to natural filtering and biological processes as water passes from the surface down through the soil and into the water table. However, if there are any "direct paths" to the water table from the surface or defects in the well cap then there is a possibility of contamination. Because it is a public water system, I'm sure that there are "stringent" requirements that are met. Perhaps Mr. Bisher was trying to use a bit of "scare tactics" in a well meaning way to help deter people from dropping animals off at the well.

Anonymous said...

Tax dollars hard at work!!!!!!!!!!

Jonathan Huff said...

Just to set the record straight, neither of our wells are GUDI wells (Groundwater Under the Direct Influence of Surface water)... They have both been tested and do not fall into this category.

That being said, even though having dead animals, etc. laying in proximity to the well is distasteful, it will not in any way influence the water source itself. I agree with the majority of the post regarding the careless dropping of unwanted animals, but it WILL NOT affect the township water supply.

As far a "Your Tax Dollars At Work", I am sure that Kevin is being responsible enough to do this on his own time and at his own expense. He is doing a good thing, stop beating him up about it.

Anonymous said...

I say they open up a Chinese resturant in Roulette, that would definately clear up the whole cat problem.
Either that or open up a hunting season on cats. That will give the kids in Roulette something to do.

Seems to me your problem isn't with the cats it with the idiots that keep having them as pets. If your not bright enough to got your cat fixed, then you need to make sure that you keep it indoors. Stop letting your cats run around the damn neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

'surprisement' (not a word)

Anonymous said...

Animals die all over, so does that mean everybody all over are covered in animals? I would think that Roulette would have a better water system than that. I am definately calling DEP tomorrow morning to see if this is possible. I have already had enough of the whole roulette township bull crap. I think it's time to get answers to some important questions

Anonymous said...

8:15yes tax dollars hard at work and people like you should be at the meetings to see the money is spent right. All the complaints and no one at the meetings so the supervisors think they are doing a great job.and they can feed the people a big line like the one about the wells. What about the wells that are in a cow pasture??? The people in Roulette are just lazy and let a certain few do the dirty work at the meeting. People in numbers do the job. This about the water in the water wells is a joke. A few years ago before the water system we all had wells in our back yards.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this explains why Roulette people become crazy! They are drinking the water!! The dead cat diseased infested water!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Ok. Ok already. Ya got me. The "Kitten Tea" thing was definitely "B.S." as someone appropriately put it. And as another perceptive poster figured out, it was an attempt at a "deterrent." I apologize for the fib although it was well meaning. I didn't think it would stir up so much stuff. Last time I do that!

As Mr. Huff stated, this isn't a possible situation with the type of wells we have. Again, I apologize.

As to the comments about "Your Tax dollars at work." None of the actions I've taken with any of the kittens found at the well (6 in the past 3 months) have been on "Township Time". I have retrieved the kittens with my personal vehicle, brought them into my own home, and fed and cared for them with my own money. They have remained at my home until a new owner was found or I've taken them to another agency for adoption. All at my personal expense. For those wondering. No, I'm not rich. Believe me. If you don't, you can check with the Township.

So, be assured your tax dollars are not being used to save unwanted animals.

I know that these unwanted kittens would suffer if I just left them alone. I'm just not that kind of guy. I do what I can to find them a new home. I stand by my statements related to dropping unwanted animals anywhere.

So, with that, let's concentrate on the task at hand, someone call for a kitten.

Kevin

Solomon's words for the wise said...

God bless you for caring about these animals Kevin. You and your Mrs are lovely people.
Jim

Anonymous said...

People need to lighten up. Kevin was just stating if people do not want their pets anymore they should either find a good home for them take them to the SPCA. Even if the dead cats do not affect the water they do not need to be dropped off anywhere to suffer.
Everytime Jim poss something the township does everybody complains about it. If you dont like what is happening in town either go to the town meetings, vote in the next election or run for Town Supervisor to see if you can do a better job. Or you can move to a different town.

Anonymous said...

the spca will not take your cats and give them a good home they have told me and others that the cat will be killed in the next few days because there is too many cats

Anonymous said...

Good news everyone! "Stubby", the Orange Manx has a new home. I'm sure he'll be very well taken care of and happy.

"Flipper" Is still available. Don't miss out on a chance to have a very unique cat. As it turns out, she does have an even number of toes. Twenty four as opposed to the twenty three I originally stated. Five on one paw, 7 on another, and 6 on the other two. Talk about twisted genetics!

Kevin

Anonymous said...

So the next best thing to do for the cat is to drop it off somewhere so it can suffer until someone finds it or until it dies. Most usually the latter happens. People need to think before they get pets.

Anonymous said...

I WOULD RATHER HAVE IT GET A HOME BY SOME ONE NOT IN ROULETTE .....BUT YOU CAN BE LIKE THE REST OF ROULETTE AND JUST SHOOT THE CATS SO MANY PEOPLE IN ROULETTE DO !

Anonymous said...

when someone drops off cats around my house I shoot them, scrape them up with a shovel, walk up the road away from my house (so I don't have to smell them when they start rotting) and throw them over the bank. So now, Hopefully!! those of you who do this thinking that I'll take care of your drop-offs will realize just what happens to them.

Shoot them yourself, It'll save me a 22 shell.

Anonymous said...

Years ago, I rescued a cat from the freezing cold during winter. I had every intention of keeping the cat, but unfortunately, my dog did not get along with it. In hopes of finding it a new home, I called the SPCA in Wellsville, NY. They refused the cat without even seeing him!!! He was a gorgeous tiger and would have made a beautiful pet for someone. I ended up driving the cat to the SCPA in Wellsboro, PA, which was twice the drive, but I knew they would at least give the cat a chance. I've also rescued other cats since then and I've always found that Joyful Rescues will help out.

Anonymous said...

It will save you a 22 shell !? Spoken like a true idiot from Roulette!

Anonymous said...

because one person makes a crude comment, all Roulette people are "idiots"? .. spoken with true ignorance my friend.