Letters to the Editor

Smelly cats

My applause and support go to Fred Grimm and Ron Magill (Zoo's Ron Magill caught up in cat fight, April 28).

I’m a barefoot runner and make frequent use of the cross-country trails at Larry and Penny Thompson Park, adjacent to Zoo Miami.

I have learned to wait until the morning dew burns off; otherwise, the smell of cat urine and soggy cat food can be so strong that you don’t want to breathe.

The sidewalks and pavilions can be just as unpleasant despite the regular pressure cleaning I’ve seen them get. Feral cats are at once environmental and health issues. Our local officials need to muster some courage and do what is best for both. Ron Magill and his staff need our support to continue their great work at Zoo Miami,

Terry L. Miller, South Miami

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