I have been reading a lot of anti-cat rhetoric in The Sun for some time now ("The destructive invasive species purring on your lap," Feb. 26). If cats are dangerous to birds and other creatures — mice, rats, toads and the like — why are so many of them still running and flying around my house?

My cat has eradicated dozens of mice and other rodents from my basement, laundry room and yard. He does occasionally get a bird or two, but so what? It hasn't stopped them from destroying the paint on my car with their excrement, or jamming up my chimney and vents with their nests

There may be ecologically sensitive areas in this country where feral and domestic cats are destroying vital wildlife habitats. But if that's the case I can assure you that here in White Marsh they are doing a lousy job of it.

By the way, I love birds as well.

Robert Donadio Jr., Baltimore

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