Pick up after kitty

Dogs aren't the only pets that leave messes behind them

I’m sure I am not the only gardener in Parksville who is upset with cats using my vegetable and flower beds are their toilet.

Every spring I get to remove at least five pounds of litter from my gardens. This is disgusting and a health hazard and I am fed up with it.

Dog owners have to pick up after their pets and cat owners also should be held responsible. Other cities and municipalities have passed bylaws that limit cats to the indoors or contained in their yard.

If you are a gardener who also feels strongly about this issue, I suggest you write a letter to the mayor and council requesting such a bylaw be put in place. If you write, ask them to respond with their action plan.

Dianne Ackerman