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Facebook post going viral as Urbanna Cat Project clashes with mayor over feral cat colony — 27 Comments

  1. No, humans should not take priority. We would not have ferals, cats or dogs if humans made their care a priority. These animals are let down by humans and now this idiot mayor decides to blame the cats! Leave the kitties and their responsible kind caretakers alone, period. That is the right and compassionate thing to do or let’s put the mayor out in cold weather with no food or shelter, he might respond differently then. For God’s sake, do not let PETA (People Euthanizing Their Animals) get involved, they will kill every kitty they can find. You do have a troll above who I responded but I love this article and thank you caretakers.

  2. I think that our American society is falling fast. Wild Dogs and cats in an urban town are a nuisance. They get into trash cans, destroy other wildlife that are normally found in nature, kill baby rabbits, squirrels, and such.Yes they also catch mice, which is good, but overall, these wild cats are much more of a problem than any benefit. I feel the same way about dogs. Either adopt them, and care for them, provide appropriate vaccinations, food and care, and control them so as not to allow them to be a pest to your neighborhood. Citizens should be given respect for their lives, not to have to hear the cat fighting at 2: am, and the other damages these wild cats sometimes cause, plus the potential health issues to other animals and to humans. If you like cat’s, get one, get it neutered, vaccinated, and control it’s actions as much as you reasonably can, to keep it from being a nuisance to others. Simply, be a good citizen, think of the neighbor first, humans should take priority.

  3. These poor animals are like children depending on love and kindness of people leaving them to starve is cruel it’s scary the people out there who think animals don’t have feelings how sad…and mice and other toxic critters with plenty of diseases will run rampant.maybe if people would have their cats spayed or neutered this feral 🐱 cat population wouldn’t be out of control they wouldn’t have to worry about it but I guess euthuniza solves the problem right. That’s nice punish these cats for the person’s own ignorance..how sad life is important whether it walks on two legs or four legs

  4. Sadly it is NOT a felony to harm cats here in Ohio. Furthermore it’s only a misdemeanor for dog fighting in Ohio. I have called the police to report a neighbor threatening to kill ALL my cats and the police dispatcher said “So what, if they kill your cats, oh well!” They don’t care about these threats. I will continue to feed the ferals and friendly strays as long as I live.

  5. 1. It is a FELONY in all 50 US States to harm ANY cat. If you see anyone doing so, report them to the authorities and insist they respond.
    2. Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew. They do not harm humans.
    3. Well managed and cared for TNR’d community cats are an asset to their locations, because they keep rodent populations down, thereby keeping diseases they carry down. They are a joy to the majority of the public, who love to see their beauty and agility.
    4. And yes, alleycat.org. For information, facts, and assistance.

  6. The cat ignorance in this situation is as expected. There is a concrete mindset that, if cats aren’t fed, that they will just go away. I’ve tried, tried, tried to educate many but, as I’ve said, their beliefs are concrete.
    Those who want to eradicate cats will come up with any excuse. As cited already, vultures are scavengers. Perhaps more attention should be paid to how people are securing their garbage and how effective the city cleanup is.

  7. These cats provide a service to your community keeping rats-out of your food and out of attics and food where houses as well as your home attics, they also discourages snake by killing the snakes arounddyour home. This many cats is the fault of the community people they dump their pets and
    God forbid they get their cats fixed even though many services fix animals for free. LAZY!
    Taking their resources away by ceasing to sterilize them and prevent future litters is the illiterate, heartless decision of a bone head! It’s Your mayors responsibility to humanely care for the entire community. Put the TNR program in action, feeding stations filled up again, and give them back their warm beds. What the hell is wrong with people ion power? I thought this state had a beautiful heart, apparently you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

  8. I am not a resident of Urbanna! But I am in home health nursing and cam across some feral kitties along my travels and began feeding them this past winter, they depended on these feedings! The cats were not hurting a soul! And if I still come across kitties I will still in fact feed them I don’t care what that hearltless ignorant mayor has to say about it!!! His only excuse of not feeding them is because it’s a embarrassment??? Really??? He’s the embarrassment and maybe he needs to reconsider his actions due to the fact that Urbanna is a seasonal and relies on seasonal revenues from people that visit this town! Most people I have come across in Urbanna are all animal lovers and are very involved with the wellness of all animals!!!! So he better reconsider his heartless actions!!!! I could say a whole lot more but I’ll just leave it at this!!!

  9. We know the benefits of having maintained colonies, feral and non ferals that people have dumped out. However there is no excuse EVER to inflict pain and suffering on animals. I do not understand, cannot understand, and will never understand governments’reactions to colony cats. It is immoral to starve and deny humane treatment to them. Local people need to express their disgust with such actions.

  10. Mr. Mayor – you are totally ignorant in so many ways. Please educate yourself about well-maintained feral cat colonies. These are sentient creatures. They are doing your town no harm – in fact, they are a benefit. It is no fault of their own that they are on the streets. The fact that you would advocate a cruel, painful death for these beautiful creatures makes me sick. You have no heart. I will never visit your town and I will spread the word about how what is transpiring so others will also never visit. Get a clue.

  11. Anyone new posting a comment to this section will have to wait until morning for the website owner to moderate. This is a dangerous article due to cat trolls trying to sneak into the conversation. You’re welcome to post to Facebook comment section above for it to immediately show up.

  12. The vultures in that town came from a house in the area that has been condemned and once something is done with that they will disappear. People have to understand that vultures are part of the life cycle and they are cleaning up the decomposing life in the town. These cats have nothing to do with it. The mayor is only afraid the vultures will pick his sorry ass bones. May he gets what is due to him. I have raised 5 ferals myself and they are awesome. Keep everything around my house cleaned up. Just remember a person that wants to harm animals are usually sociopaths so what’s they say about THE MAYOR!

  13. Please explain to me how vultures are the reason that feral cats are causing problems,this Mayor needs a swift kick in the arse .
    Wot worries me is that PETA is located in VA and they would enjoy trapping these babies and killing them .

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