posted by M. | 7:36 AM
Nice picture Connie. I've seen that cat in the neighborhood ;it has the body markings of a Siamese and the head and tail of a Tabby. Surprisingly , it is very friendly. Not feral at all. I suspect it was once an indoor cat that someone decided they no longer wanted ,then kicked it out on the streets like so many people do.
Typical view in the villeBurned or condemned houses and stray cats.
What is a tabby?
Is it's name Monica? Great pic.
Re:10:46..Sorry, but I really have to disagree that this is a typical view of the ville. We have many wonderful houses and landmarks here. Many people, including the administration, are trying to make a difference here. We have many groups and committees that work very hard to make things nicer for everyone. You can form your own committee and try to be pro-active about something you would like to change or improve and the groups that exist are always looking for people to work with them. This is where we live, it is our home, so if the roof is leaking we can't just sit and complain about it. We have to get up and fix it.
A tabby cat has a coat with stripes, and somtimes dots or swirling patterns. Grey and orange are the two most common colors.Connie , you should also consider posting some of your photographs at woophy.com.I believe Woophy is a acronym for World of Photography.It is free and amateur photographers from all over the world post their photographs , often capturing a little slice of life from wherever they live , be it a stray cat in a burnt house in Wellsville or an old man waiting for a bus in London.That picture is more than just a a cat sitting on the sill of a burnt house ; I guess it could be as anonymous said "Typical view in the villeBurned or condemned houses and stray cats." but it speaks of perseverance.And then again , maybe it's just waiting to catch a bird. But then again I guess that would be the definition of perseverance. It's not begging or asking anyone for help.
Connie, glad to see someone is not afraid to post things pertaining to the Ville. I think our fearless blog host has been threatend causing him not to post even the most recent of issues involving pay raises. Damn shame they finally got to him.
2:47--I left a comment about the mayor's pay raise, but I did so at great personal risk. I live in fear that the mayor's goon squad will catch up to me and slice off my fingers. I'm afraid to say anything about pay raises for Wellsville part-time cops. One never knows what those guys are capable of!
Matt, is this your comment for real. 3:48. For real.
It was a silly response to a silly comment. No one has threatened me, and I wouldn't care if they did. I write about whatever interests me. In the case of the mayor's pay raise, I left a comment about it. As for the cops, any pay raise they get is well deserved and overdue.
John, that is a really great site. I checked it out tonight and will definitly go back. Thanks.
To C.C. I'm sorry that you wish to look at Wellsville through rose colored glasses. Haveyou been to Washington Street, Nevada Street, Main Street, and so on? I have a very nice home here and at a rocks through there is a crack house that is sooo pitiful and run down that the owner ( Who lives out of town) should be fined, better yet locked up. I shouldn't have to join a organization to make the laws here about these homes enforced. I do however belong to a few thank you very much. So you go right on ahead and pat yourself on the back for making a difference. I however still have a bad taste in my mouth about the way things are over looked in this Village. Thats my opinion and Im sticking to it.
9:22pm Ask yourself a question. How many times have you called the Columbiana county drug task force on this neighbor? Please be truthful, I would doubt it very much if you have ever made a phone call to them. If you did then you are doing the right thing and keep it up keep calling un til something is done about it. Investigations take time and we all know that including you. Try calling and turning these "drug dealers in". I had this problem in East Liverpool and I called everyone I could think of on them. I stood out and let this people know that I didnt like what they was doing and they I kept pressure on them. It worked and they are out. MAKE PHONE CALLS, TAKE PICTURES YOURSELF IT WILL SCARE THEM.
What, no one from Wellsville commenting on Tom Edgell being in line for the board of elections director (Morning Journal today)
I, too, think that cat looks like it has Siamese in it, which tells me someone got tired of having it indoors and tossed it out like so much garbage to fend for itself.It's a nice photo and, if it represents the "true" Wellsville, then so be it. Photos generally don't lie.
3:12 Ive personally talked to the head of the task force and he said that they are aware of the problem. Its been at least 8 months now. All of my neighbors have been involved and the local police know also. So how long am I supposed to wait? I know that it takes time and resources but I'm really afraid for my family and neighbors especially all of the children in this neighborhood.
To 9:22--I very much believe that how people respond to virtually any environment depends upon what they choose to see. If all you see is the bombed out houses, then you are being very selective about the elements upon which you draw conclusions. To do that, you have to literally ignore everything that isn't bombed out--i.e., most of the town.It works the other way too. For example, most people think of Calcutta as a "nice" place. If a haphazard arrangement of chain stores and ranch-style homes is pleasant to your eye, then you will love the place. When I look at Calcutta, I see an artificial environment where every speck of history has been removed to make way for ugly, makeshift storefronts of the kind I can see exact copies of in any suburban area in the country. In other words, I see a thoroughly generic modern town designed strictly for cars, not people. I realize not everyone feels the same way I do. In fact, most don't. But that is the point.Much like an old forest displays life at every stage of development from sapling to rotting log, an old town exhibits a complex mixture of buildings and homes built over a long period of time. Naturally, these buildings exist in a variety of conditions, from well kept to dilapidated. As well, the population is far from the generic monoculture you see in the artificial suburban town. Whether people like or dislike either environment depends upon their own values and interests. Hating or consistently degrading Wellsville because it is old tells us everything about you but nothing about Wellsville. It is YOUR truth, not THE truth. I believe very strongly that people should strive to live wherever they feel most comfortable. If living in an old, historic town is not to your liking, you should do what you can to live in a place that suits you. Nothing else really makes sense. Why would you insist that people who like their town share your values? Why would you bother telling someone who loves and believes in their town that they are fooling themselves? What exactly do you get out of doing that?
Way to go 1:01.You said it just the way it is.I hope you get a reply to your questions,but I doubt the answers will be very "pretty"either.
I sure hope someone with a kind heart goes and looks for the cat, and gives it a good home. Also what in the world are the police doing about the houses at the bottom of Rt.39. What a shame.They both were really nice homes until trash moved in the little one.Now it seems no one cares about the red one.What a shame!!!
It is not the police departments problem 2:06pm. Try to point the blame where it should be pointed at "Jim Sarraco's office". Try making a phone call to his office and tell him how you feel about this home. Try calling the health department or someone that has the power to do something about it. The police can only enforce the dead line to clean this property up but someone must send a notice to the tenant and or home owner first. Once the dead line has past and the property is still turn up the police can enforce the dead line. Once again Jim Sarraco holds this job in the village. If you see a problem call him. He says that he will take care of the trash in Wellsville so lets see if someone will make that call to him. We in Wellsville are waiting on YOU 2:06pm to stand up and make a difference for all of us.
I can't believe Council can't bring it up at a meeting and do something about it.Find out who owns them on the auditor's page andsock it on the property taxes.Everyone who lives close to the houses should call JIM Sarraco.If he can't do the job why keep him!!!Take pictures and put them on his desk!!!Then he can't say, he doesn't know about the problem!!!
Matt you do have a point. However you just did the same thing to the people in Calcutta. They love living there and supporting their community and you just called them generic.
Matt, I never said that she was fooling herself. I just became offended when she told me to get off of my ass and do something about what is going on. Well the truth is that I have been doing alot here.There are alot of underlying problems in Wellsville. When you have a very large family and a job its not as easy to volunteer your time as much as a person without children can. I really do love Wellsville and have loved it for years. My family has lived here for generations. I even decided to put thousands of dollars into my house over the years even though I knew I would never recover any of it if I would decide to sell. The reason is that its valuable to ME and my family and thats what keeps me here. I think that I have a right to bitch about what I see going on here, hell Ive read about all of you on this blog do it I though Id just put in my 2 cents.
To 4:54--I merely expressed my own preferences to make my point. I did not insist that others share my preferences or condemn them for not doing so, nor did I condemn anyone who chooses to live in Calcutta. If that's what they like, great! I grew up in Calcutta, and most of my family still lives there. They must like it. I'm just tired of hearing people run down the towns. I choose to live in an old town, not because I have to but because I want to. To me, it's far more interesting and satisfying, even with all the problems. To 5:07--If you live in Wellsville, you have every right to complain about conditions there. Clearly there are things that need addressing. I just don't see any reason to tell another who chooses to see something positive that she wears "rose colored glasses" and to "go ahead and pat [herself] on the back for making a difference." Why take out your frustrations on someone who is working to improve things? That's what I don't get.
6:32...Maybe she"with the rose colored glasses" chooses to set an example for her children whereas maybe 5:07 doesn't feel the same or that is not importance to his family. Personally I don't know about either situation, just an observation!
there are sure alot of feral cats in the neighborhood. is there any group that will assist in removing them? i don't have the heart to do it myself, but the situation is definately out of control.
I got a very nice, very unexpected gift from my grandmother today. It was the 17th copy of a print of 25, depicting Wellsville's Riverside at its best. It was originally painted by an artist by the name of Tom Antonishak. I have no idea who he is, and, therefore, looked him up on the web. The most I could find is that he'd done a few renderings of scenery in western PA, but nothing about Ohio, let alone Wellsville. So I sent him an e-mail asking what inspired him to paint such a beautiful portrait of Riverside in Wellsville. I can't wait to hear his response. I will treasure this copy forever, and will let you know what, about Wellsville, captured his heart.As for Matt's comment about Calcutta -- I once lived in several beautiful homes there, but it has since become a vast wasteland of not only auto traffic and dollar stores, but instant cash lenders and cheap fast food restaurants. Oh, how I miss Olgilvie's and Lee Ann Shepherd's boutique!
The people from Calcutta are not the ones going to the CASH LENDERS. These people are coming from Liverpool and Wellsville keeping them in business.
That makes perfect business sense: Locate businesses in a town where your customers DON'T live. Do you actually believe that no one in Calcutta uses these loan shark businesses?It never ceases to amaze me how so many people around here can think of a hideous suburban strip mall area as the Emerald City. One of the biggest problems our towns and cities face is that people no longer know what a town or a city is.
Well those people from wWellsville and East liverpool that are going to the cash lending places must have jobs at least. I mean isn't that how it works, you repay them from your paycheck. some people just have bills due before they get their pays so they can never get ahead. At least they have that option instead of just not paying their bills
A very dear friend of mine works at one of the local cash lending places and just last week she said, "you would not believe who the people are that come in to borrow money to get from paycheck to paycheck". I of course, thought she meant "lowlife type" (shame on me), but she actually said it was 65% people with lots of money and the rest being low to middle income with jobs. You have to have a checking account and a job to borrow funds.funny how we live beyond our means.jaw
Just curious on the cat situation, doesn't Connie run some type of an animal shelter? Also curious if she neuters and spades all of the animals.
Re:9:34pm...There are a few of us trying to get these cats spayed and neutered so that at some point perhaps we can get the cat population under control. We are only able to do one or two at a time but it is a start. The group is called; Alley Cat Aid Brigade. Of course we lack people and resources. If anyone is interested in helping out (time, resources, ideas, information, etc.) please give your e-mail address to Matt and someone will contact you. The e-mail address is on the bottom of the page.
2:46 During 2005, the prints were for sale at the Wellsville Carnegie Library. The painting was commissioned by the Library through a donation of Ms Eleanor Salter on behalf of her daughter, Wellsville native Cathy Salter, who was killed in the New York Trade Center explosion on 9-11. The artist is from Poland, Ohio. I also have one (25 of 25)
To 7:48 a.m.: regardless what we all think of these cash lenders, I would certainly think your friend's boss wouldn't want her out in the public discussing clients. Very unprofessional.
To 11:05, my friend never mentioned ANY names or even hinted at WHO the borrowers may be. She is very professional and was merely making a statement through conversation among friends.We started out by having a conversation about stereotyping people, which I think most of us do at times, which I also think is wrong, but I've been guilty of too.Sorry if it left a bad taste in your mouth.jaw
They also let you borrow money if you get a SSI, SSDI, and beleive it or not a welfare check. I know people that work in these places myself and they dont care where the money comes from as long as it is green.
Ever hear of PROJECT PURR for the feral cats that may be running around the Ville?
No, i haven't heard of PROJECT PURR. Could I please have the information so that we can get rid of all these stray cats? It is ridiculous having to smell cat piss every time you come home. I can honestly say I can't look out the window of my house without spotting a stray cat. PLEASE HELP!
To find out about Project Purr,type FERAL in on your search engine and it will take you there.
it looks like project purr is a great idea, if you live in santa cruz, california.
Every try cat? It tastes a lot like chicken.
I know that cat!! His name is Ghost. He belonged to a friend of mine who was here in Wellville for about a year while she attended college in Pittsburgh. One day she had him in her car and he escaped and was to aggressive and every time she tried to corner him and catch him he scratched the crap out of her and ran away. Its been about 6 months ago that happened. Im glad to see that he is still around.
since it is her cat and her responsibility your friend should come and get him so he doesn't have to have a miserable life on the streets. people who move and leave their pets behind are heartless. If she isn't smart enough to catch her own cat maybe someone could do it for her.
to tftr. There we go hiding behind out annoniminity calling people stupid. This girl(who you call stupid) is a single mom who moved here 6 hours away from anyone she knows into Wellsville and was going to School in Pittsburgh. Which is more than I can say for a lot of people without children. She found this cat when someone abandoned a litter on her porch one night. She took in 2 and found good homes for the others. I believe she also neutered the cat. Ghost was never a friendly cat and very neurotic. When she was leaving town he got out of the car. Believe me it was not that she was stupid when it came to catching it. She tried, I was with her and we both got it a couple of times when we came near him. She had a 2 year old in the car. And then we lost him. He ran so fast that we couldn't find him any more and we drove around for a while. I was going to throw a blanket over him and tackle him. So there is the whole story in a nut shell. So you need to shut YOUR STUPID mouth and not be so quick to judge someone before you know the whole story.
it sounds like there has been plenty of time to catch this cat if someone really wanted to. Its unfortunate that the cat was left to fend for itself or become someone else's problem. Im sure there are many reasons why pets are abandoned but it doesn't help the poor cat. Its a bad situation for everyone.
You try it then and let me know how it goes.
There are wonderful people who work and volunteer for the Salem Humane Society. I dealt with a woman I believe her name was Brenda. She loaned me some traps and with the help of a couple of great neighbors I was able to trap some and then transport to Angels for Animals. Unfortunately I was unable to trap all of them and I fear that with a couple more litters well be back to square one in a year. I plan on contacting her again and trying it again in a while when I know that Ill have a lot of time on my hands to do so. That's really the only way you can get rid of these cat populations in town is to trap them.
3:09 can you please expand on that comment, it sounds like your suggesting someone kill the cat.
To 3:09, I do not like your insinuations and you should know that killing animals is a criminal offense. Should you ever do so I would hope that you would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.The fault lies with the humans ignorance, not the animals. Meaning your ignorance becomes the problem for someone else (feeding, spaying, neutering, etc).It's people like you who make me like animals better than I like some humans!jaw
apparantly no one has a sense of humor any more!!!!!!!!
some of the people who read and post here are a joke. someone posts something who is obviously joking and people start talking about being prosecuted. i bet you lead exciting lives,meat and potatoes everyday for dinner, sex once a month in the missionery position,and post boring comments. now go live your boring lives
A friend of mine told me that aspirins can be used to treat bloodclots in cats. 10 to 25 mg every 48 to 72 hrs. depending on the weight of the cat.
Sorry, I don't think it's a joke. I spend a lot of time and money rescuing hungry, abused, neglected animals. My own time and money. No I do not lead a boring, dull life, in fact, it is very exciting. I am 47, a mother to two girls, grandmother to two beautiful children, wife to a good man, (and have great sex), I am in college, and have a large extended family, all of which I enjoy very much. I guess I've seen more than you have in life and I know what HUMANS do to ANIMALS.So, to 7:42, you are very wrong about my life. To anyone else in doubt about the aspirin, prck up the phone and call a vet, he/she will tell you that aspirin will KILL a cat unlike a dog who can take one.Well let me get back to my "BORING" life. jaw.
8:24 and 11:05, Animals are superior over you due to your intelligence levels. You two people are just ignorant low-lifes who value nothing. You are pathetic.
to 1118 your one of those people who think a cat is better than a human life, you are a nut case!!!! why dont you go scrape up some roadkill and bury it.
I don't see why antifreeze is a bad thing. I don't have time to leave my car running in the garage. Too many of these filthy cats running around town, if you watch the price is right, Bob Barker says to spay and neuter. I wish these chinese places really did use them, I dont eat there anyway.
Ouch 6:00 that's alittle bit harsh, I bet you enjoyed typing the post with visions of sending cat lovers into tail spins. Bob Barker is right about spay and neuter, but it isn't free. For the price of antifreeze a donation could be made to help the cats.
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