AN EXCITED KITTY enjoys her time in the cat park in El Dorado Hills.

April Fool's

CSD approves cat park; guinea pig park tabled

By April 1, 2011

AN EXCITED KITTY enjoys her time in the cat park in El Dorado Hills.

By Joe Kerr

Outraged cat owners descended on the El Dorado Hills Community Service District during the April 1 board meeting, miffed that the directors support plans for a dog park at the southern tip of the Community Park with no consideration for feline friends.

One woman accused the board of feline discrimination. “What are we, Friskies® chopped liver in gravy?” she demanded of the baffled directors.

“Cats need exercise too,” said the woman, who identified herself as a cat lover and the founder of the El Dorado Hills chapter of Cats Are People Too, (CAPT,) an Ohio-based cat advocacy group.

“If dogs get a park we want one too,” she intoned. “There are a lot of seniors in the community with small cats who have no place to exercise them.”

A chorus of ‘meows” was heard following her speech.

After two-plus hours of sometimes heated discussion, the board begrudgingly approved “kitty park” in a fenced space adjacent to the proposed dog park.

The board tabled a proposal from Billy Johnston, 10, for a guinea pig run at Lake Forest Park. “They’re not like rats, not much at least,” he said afterward.

Special to Village Life

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