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Are Facebook and Wikipedia Good Or Bad For Cats? — 20 Comments

  1. Like everyone else, I think POC is the best source for interesting stories and for getting valid information. I use facebook but find it more of a recreational site.
    Wikipedia is decent for finding some general information.

    • yea i agree with waht most people are saying. Facebook had become too dominant in our lives. I like the idea of smaller sites. Be great if there was sometheing different.

  2. Very disturbing story Michael. I wish that all folks who rescue and neuter/spay would have the tip of the ear clipped to prove they have been returned to a colony. This would save a lot of heartache and grief.

    From the news article I suspect there is a lot mote to this story that has not yet been revealed.

    As far as the internet and cat info I prefer to come here where info is accurate and researched. I also go to vet school websites and
    CfA for breed info..like Ruth I direct folks to this site constantly.

    Lots to think about here.

    • Thanks Jo. I am one of those who have a healthy dislike of big corporations although that does not mean I shun them all the time. I use FB as well but we should not get hooked and dependent on FB etc.. And I love the small independent sites. There are some great little sites run by very concerned and skilled people.

  3. Most of the writers on “P.O.C” are from Europe and America and hence i thought it would be relevant to post this sad tragedy concerning a cat that resulted in a veterinarian committing suicide in New York.The Veterinarian Dr. Shirley Koshi was of Indian origin having her veterinary practice in the Bronx locality of New York. Read the link as also my personal comment :- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-veterinarian-driven-suicide-cat-custody-fight-article-1.1701820

    • Rudolph, I read this news article twice just to be sure I got as complete an understanding of this tragedy as I could.
      My understanding is that the cat was a stray as opposed to being a feral and was living in a TNR’d colony that had a caretaker.
      The cat fell ill, and a good samaritan took it to the vet who treated it and chose to keep and house it.
      Then, a custody battle broke out between the caretaker and the vet.

      This may surprise some people here, but I would have to side with the vet for the following reasons:

      The cat appeared to be capable of domestication. Both the good samaritan and the vet and were able to handle it.
      The caretaker lost sight of what may have been best for the cat. She was claiming ownership (MY cat, as opposed to “under my care”). It’s an easy thing to do. It, also, appeared that the caretaker had no interest in taking in the cat herself, but didn’t want the vet to. She was selfish enough to want the cat to stay out in the elements as opposed to having a good, safe home with the vet.

      I caretake many ferals and know how hard it is to let go of cats. But, we have to love them enough to do what’s best for them. Personally, I would have praised and kissed that vet if she wanted to take one of my cats out of a colony and provide a home.

  4. I keep trying to direct cat loving facebook friends by links to PoC because this is the most honest and educational cat site on the internet and it helps cat charities too.
    But I think for a lot of people facebook is a sort of chit/chat place, for a quick exchange of comments and there’s a chat box facility for contacting another person immediately if they are on-line.
    I like it for cats for the anti declaw groups mostly and for sharing links to PoC and for posting and signing petitions.
    Also to keep up to date with what is going on in the local animal Sanctuaries we support.
    I spend more time on those than looking at family stuff, their latest news and photos I’d never know or see otherwise.
    I think all these web sites have their place but I make no secret of it that PoC is my favourite.

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