Last login: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Congratulations to Pozzi on his win and congratulations to Ocker for coming out of virtually nowhere and bringing in the numbers he has. His race has, in the very least, brought to light discrepancies that I hope the county will take a look at it.
It was a tight race, but in the end I am thankful for all of the new voters I have met, that are now interested in the process and who will be better informed and ready for the coming elections in two and four years.
I pray that Pozzi does not increase taxes, as he has promised he won't. We shall see if he upholds that promise in the coming years.
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It takes a lot to rant and rave with your real name and picture next to your rants... and raves.
I have always been an advocate for less anonymity when it comes to online insults, etc.
But that's my thirty-seven cents.
As for animal control - I have seen them here ONCE since I moved in (June 2009).
That was when they took two dead-ish (they were dying) kittens from my yard that had barely made it from the Baladez home.
The "strays" they trap are cats that they know are owned by a specific person. Can someone please explain to me how you keep a cat from wandering out of your yard - and in the country no less?
I lived in a subdivison in North Victoria and cats wandered around there too.
And have you seen the trash cans out here? They are huge and I would like someone to point me to a cat that can knock it over to even access the trash.
I would also like to see these cats that they claim are thin and dying and need to be fed, because I haven't seen any - nor has anyone else in the neighborhood.
They may have a humane trap, but they don't use it correctly.
And when they trap an animal, and the owner requests it back, they refuse to give the animal back.
I guess it's time to start employing my camera more often on my daily walks.
Let me just add: I live out here. These people are baiting traps with poison tuna.
Animal control has taken a couple of animals and will not test them.
The dogs are not a problem here. There are lots of dogs and they are contained to yards. You cannot contain a cat to a yard.
These cats ARE fed. They are spayed, they are taken care of.
What the Advocate failed to mention was that this isn't some sort of stray issue.
This is an issue of cats (and sometimes an occasional dog) being baited into traps with tuna, and then murdered (in front of children) or left to die in their cages.
Thank you for covering the story, Victoria Advocate, but this is my two cents.
I just want to reiterate: This isn't a stray issue. These people are harming, killing, poisoning, and baiting cats that are people's pets. The are taken care of and they are loved.
I personally do not have pets, but I can tell you one other thing I don't have: rattlesnakes and mice.
You can browse the archives and look at the stories on rattlesnakes in Quail Creek. It is bad because of the pastures and foreclosed housing that isn't being taken care of. My neighbors have more than a few rattlesnakes a week (or mice) brought to their house by their cats.
That is one less snake I have to worry about attacking my kids while they are just playing in their yard.
And while we're on the subject of these people. Someone needs to search their name in the archives (or public records). They have a long history of harassing neighbors in the area. This isn't the first time they have broken the law.
I am irritated that this is happening. It is wrong, it is cruel, and it is against the law to bait a trap, lure a pet in, and then kill it or let it die.
And yes, there is an HOA out here and I understand they are aware of the issue. For members of Quail Creek, you can talk to them on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the QCMUD office.
Live music bars - some sort of sign of life after 6 p.m.
This is so heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, the friends, and the teachers/staff involved in this tragic event.