Columbia Chemically Castrates Their Cats

There is a way of chemically castrating dogs which is being called, “Zeutering”. The made up word comes from a chemical that is injected into the testes of dogs which neuters them because it destroys the sperm producing cells. The chemical is called Zeuterin™. It is also called zinc neutering. Chemical castration is used …

Read more

Stray cat was “too nice to return to the great outdoors”

Some cats that are trapped and neutered are not returned to whence they came. They are adopted because they are deemed “too nice to return to the great outdoors”. But what does that mean? And is the world of cat rescue democratic or republican, liberal or conservative? What are the politics of cat rescue? …

Read more

House of Lords debate cats and dogs

The House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament which checks draft legislation from the politicians who run the country and debates new legislation themselves, are currently involved in debating new laws to deal with the oversupply of cats and dogs in Britain. Like many other countries, there are more cats and dogs than …

Read more

Northern Ireland: No killing of feral cats. Rehomed Instead

This is a very positive story about how to look after feral cats. It comes from Bangor, Northern Ireland. There is a planned development on a piece of land near the seafront to regenerate the area. There are also around 60 feral cats on this piece of land. Instead of trapping and euthanising the …

Read more

100% spay and neuter will cause problems

If 100% of the domestic cats in North America were spayed and neutered at all times, within a generation there would be no domestic cats on the continent. They’d only be feral and stray cats. I think that is an interesting thought (note: in practice there would be pedigree cats left as breeders are …

Read more

Feral Cat Control: TVHR Better than TNR

TVHR is more effective than TNR, a study concludes. This is an interesting study that looks at a modified version of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to make it more effective. The good thing is that the study takes TNR seriously as a way to manage feral cat colonies. The study indirectly validates the concept of TNR, …

Read more

Cat Management Laws of Tasmania

Tasmania has adopted a very honest approach to “cat shelters”. They call them “cat management facilities”. That does sound a bit dark and mysterious but it is a much better name because the word “shelter” is often wholly inappropriate as cats are often not sheltered at these places. Cat management facilities are part of …

Read more

follow it link and logo