(Addresses & Contacts on Randolph Businesses, City Council, etc. added below)
Update Sunday 3/16: David Earlywine wrote: I would have thought it would have stopped but this is typical of this group of people insolent to the end. He references the local grain elevator “Go over to the elevator and it's the biggest joke we've ever heard of.” and it's only one of two business (Farm Services Randolph and Tri Valley Bank) in this town maybe the business need to put a little pressure on the Mayor and City Council. Also some direct letters to each of the City Council members would do the trick since they have the final say in the matter. David
ML & KC's reply to David: Hi all, Oh, silly me... when I read they [citizens of Randolph] were talking about "the biggest joke we've ever heard of", we thought they meant the mayor and his barbaric plan. The mayor is the "stray" we missed, folks. The one to be Trapped, Neutered and Not Returned. Although we shouldn't sully the name "stray" by using it on the mayor. I don't imagine 100 strays could do more damage to that city than the mayor has.
I'm going to get busy and start the computer firing out letters to the businesses and council members. KC will post the addresses here. We're also going to use the emails since it is quick and easy. Whether they read them or not, doesn't matter. Hopefully it will flood their computer system (whatever that is, probably a Commodore 64, hee hee). ML & KC
ps: KC is hunting down the businesses and addresses right now, will post soon.
Randolph Iowa Information:
Farm Service Co
109 Depot St
Randolph, IA 51649
Phone: (712) 625-3111
Website: Farm Service Company - Main Office
Website: Farm Service Company - Randolph
Manager - Shane Schaaf
Tri Valley Bank
104 Main Street
Randolph, IA 51649
President & Chairman - Jay W. Longinaker
Toll Free: 1-888-625-2201
Mayor & City Council Information
Mayor: Vance Trively
City Council: Don Wolfe, Al Wendland, Fred Fichter, Manford Foster, Janis Bliss
107 S Main St Randolph, Iowa 51649
The Honorable Vance Trively
PO Box 88
107 S Main
Randolph, IA 51649-0013
Auntie Deb alerted Alley Cat Allies first thing this morning (3/16), so they should be on it.
David wrote yesterday (3/15) concerning this turn of events: I knew that’s what he would do! Agree just to get you out of town and buy him some time to scheme his way out of it... David
WHAT???? cyclone cats wrote: We posted a story from the Des Moines Register about the Randolph situation. The mayor says he didn’t know the cats would be returned after they were neutered. Um, why do you think they call it Trap-Neuter-RETURN!?
Just when we's finked it was safe.....
Reporter Mike Kilen posted this story, Randolph Repeals Cat Bounty but Trouble Remains.
"It's laughable... it's the biggest joke we've ever heard of. I was just trying to stop people from shooting or poisoning them." (Mayor Trively)You can leave yours comments on Mike's story an tha situashun at the Des Moines Register.
"We made it plain we didn't want these cats back in town," Trively said.
The Randolph Community Web Site has, as usual, links and lots of informashun. They haf also a list of all the groups that assisted. As before, you can leaf comments and/or send emails wif your opinion.
For other resources, see mine furrst post, which haf addresses, emails and other info collected an contributed by the blogging cats of the Cat Blogosphere.
We cats are shocked that someone could miss somefing so obvious. If the feral cats are not returned, other (reads that, un-neutered, untested, diseased) cats will simply move in to fill tha void. Which would you rather have, Mayor Trively? If'n yous can't afford to haf this bunch fixed, how will you's afford tha next? And the next affer that?