Monday, March 15, 2010
The Cat Came Back The Very Next Day
#203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March XVth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I would say David that this idea is already in place in schools to a degree, so why not expand it? David, we need to allow cats to be put into schools, both public & private as well as charter schools if they wish II participate. There are already baby chickens, salamanders & other lizards. As well as things like spiders & tarantulas in schools that have had the venom/poison taken out. Not to mention mice & other forms of rodentia like hamsters & gerbils.
It seems II me David that cats put into the basement of every school would not just be well looked after by the students stroking & feeding them. They would also save the schools a fortune on the chemicals used in traps against mice & other vermin such as fleas & invading insects such as locusts. Cats like II eat & would love having a huge snackpile of enemies II take down.
The cats of course would be restricted II say 1 or 2 classrooms in the schools. A special place IV them II play & hunt. Then at night would be free II roam the basements & any affected areas of the school. In addition kids would be taught the value of love, nurturing & animal/human bonding relationships. So pet therapy & having 24 hour use of their hunter instinct in the schools. Truly a win/win situation IV all. Plus any expenses incurred by the school in relation to the cat such as vet bills could be legitimately be written off as an expense.
Note: I realize there are issues with allergens, but do not schools already have supplies of anti-histamines on hand in nursing stations II deal with seasonal allergies & allergen emergency attacks?
Source: Cat Fanciers Magazine.