I happened to read a newspaper article about a private gun range in Pittsboro which happened to be positioned next to a cat sanctuary which rescues cats from kill shelters. According to the article the sanctuary houses around 200 cats and is positioned about 600 feet off the range property line. Now I must admit I am a cat person and I like there is a crazy cat lady willing to save these felines from the shelters and give them a home. I also think the complaints by the owner are unfounded. She said the shooting at the range caused one cat to have a seizure. I’ve been around cats all my life and have never known one to have a seizure due to noise in the distance. I like this line from the article, “The skinny felines seem to ignore the gunshots except to occasionally stare wide-eyed toward the sound, tails twitching.” I think what we have here is a slightly off-center sanctuary owner making much ado about nothing. If the sound was loud enough to scare the cats they would leave the area and head for cover or cower in fear. If all they are doing is looking toward the sound and twitching their tails they are just being cats.
Why don’t we really peel the onion a little further. It appears our cat lady opposed the range before it even came to town. She obviously never even gave the range a chance before she wrote it off as detrimental to society. I really despise people like this who exist without an open mind. She set her sights on the range and probably will never accept them. In the end the cats will be fine and hopefully the range will continue to operate. Can’t we all just get along?