Category: Feral Cats
|May 14, 2011||Posted by russmead under article, Feral Cats|
May 12, 2011: Since the Jane Velez Mitchell show aired a segment on HLN cable network about the Monessen cats on May 6, advocates have continued the fight to save the cats.
The next city council meeting is May 18, 2011. Stay tuned for more details.
|December 14, 2009||Posted by russmead under Feral Cats|
A California Superior Court has ordered the City of Los Angeles to halt what was described as an effort to "secretly and unofficially" promote TNR or trap neuter return, the practice of trapping feral cats, spaying/neutering as well as vaccinating them, and returning them to a feral cat colony cared for by a volunteer caregiver.
Under a TNR program, kittens and cats that are not actually feral but are abandoned pets forced to live on the streets or in the wild, may be socialized and placed for adoption.
|October 27, 2009||Posted by russmead under Feral Cats|
Indianapolis and Rhode Island are examples of local governments which have turned away from bans on feeding feral or stray cats. Instead, they have embraced laws regulating and supporting managed colonies of feral and stray cats.
But in the fight for humane treatment for animals, sometimes it seems as if it’s one step forward and two steps back. Apparently stray cats were getting into the garbage and making a mess. Thus the solution of starving them?
|October 16, 2009||Posted by russmead under Feral Cats|
Update Oct. 20: The Petaluma, California city council declined to make any of the suggested changes to its new trap neuter return program.
For more on the city’s new ordinance that some say will unnecessarily and unduly burden cat caregivers, read Animal Law Coalition’s original report below.Â