Elsewhere on this page, Brenda Shane of Williamsport takes us to task for opposing her support of a feral (undomesticated) cat colony in Hagerstown's City Park.
Her letter said that the editor should do research before commenting.
As it happens, we have looked at some of the research. And, much of it does indicate that a cat colony whose members have been spayed, neutered and vaccinated poses little health risk to humans.
But that is only true if membership remains constant, according to state park officials in California, where it is illegal to dump a domestic animal on park land.
In a 2005 statement aimed at discouraging this practice, park officials said that while those such as Shane mean well with their colony-management ideas, the systems they use don't always work as planned.