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Feline Hypothermia and Frostbite — 37 Comments

  1. Michael claimed, “People who are engaged in trap neuter return are not causing the problem of stray and feral cats they are helping to reduce the numbers and therefore resolve the problem.”

    Then why are you so upset when they freeze to death? That is a PERFECTLY NATURAL death-by-attrition, of which you are so proud to support.

    • Would you rather be TNR and cared for, or freeze to death yourself?
      Cats are living beings with the same feelings of pain and fear as humans have, but then you wouldn’t know that because YOU yourself are not human!

      • Uh … being TNR’ed MEANS GETTING TO FREEZE TO DEATH.

        Don’t ANY of you pay attention to what you are doing? TNR’ed CATS FREEZE TO DEATH. Or die hundreds of other inhumane ways. The LEAST inhumane of ways is being shot-to-death. You rob them of the only humane death they might ever have — in a vet’s office when you had the chance. But you’re too spineless and heartless to face their peaceful death.

          • Hit post comment too quickly by mistake there!
            Why should cats have to die? I don’t understand what you are getting at, TNR and being fed by someone who cares, allows them to live the life they are used to
            Surely being shot and taking that life is very cruel.
            Would you like to have to die because you were homeless through no fault of your own?
            Life is the right of ALL living beings and is precious to ALL living beings. It’s not up to YOU to decide who should live or die.
            You are obviously barking mad if you think you are God!

    • Supporting trap neuter and return is not supporting death by attrition because the process reduces the number of cats and therefore there are less deaths by attrition over time. I am very surprised that you are unable to understand this simple statement.

  2. Well. I’m not sure which is worse, to leave a cat to die by herself, or to let her beloved human companion to die without her, in the cold, while she is left with a ‘trusted’ friend. And then, to leave that human to die of hypothermia…without her cat. I think that the latter is better.

  3. Yay for TNR!

    First you illegally let cats roam free to get hurt by cars, animals, environmental poisons, freezing to death, or being shot by humans who are trying to clean up this invasive species disaster that you created — you know, all those “humane” ways that you want all your TNR cats to reduce in numbers due to your “loving attrition”.

    Then when they DO start to suffer and die from your TNR “attrition” euthanasia method (death by any means), then you parade your injured cats in the media to rake-in donations. Exploiting the suffering of animals for your own selfish, self-centered, and personal financial gain.

    Why aren’t all you people in prison yet for perpetuating and exploiting the suffering of animals for cash?

    • Exploiting the suffering of animals for your own selfish, self-centered, and personal financial gain.

      Writing about hyperthermia and frostbite in stray cats is in no way exploiting those cats. That is obvious to any sensible person.

      People who are engaged in trap neuter return are not causing the problem of stray and feral cats they are helping to reduce the numbers and therefore resolve the problem.

      You say that these people should be put into prison. You are probably a shooter. You sound like one. In which case, you are the person who should be put into prison.

    • We are not the people causing the suffering of innocent cats, we are the ones trying to help them humanely instead of leaving them to cold hearted, bitter, twisted, haters like you are Woody/Brad/whichever name you use.
      When will it penetrate your single brain cell that cats are out there because of BAD cat caretakers not because of us GOOD ones?
      What cash do we get out of it? I don’t know any of us who get paid for what we do!
      We happen to care not only about our own cats but also about unfortunate cats worldwide who through no fault of their own are hated and abused and murdered by idiots who enjoy doing that.
      We do NOT parade our cats to the media! Michael simply reports on stories he knows that his cat loving visitors will want to read about.
      WHY do you come here other than to rant and pour out your evil from your rotten inside?
      I’ll second what Michael says, YOU should be in prison for your cruel comments to decent HUMANE people. You could find your ilk in there and moulder together in your hatred of anyone decent.

  4. it upsets me when people leave there animals out in the cold. a friend of ours does that, we would never let our animals out in the cold at anytime. esp in the winter. we try and encourge him to even if its for a small town let him inside.

  5. I think of this all the time because if I had not taken Monty in he would have had to spend winter outdoors. He does not tolerate cold well at all. I’m glad I have him in here with me where I can spoil him. Today was warm though– around 40 degrees above zero! He played out there quite a bit and I went out with him for a little while, just to get a little sunshine and fresh air. He likes to stand on the tops of my feet so his feet don’t get cold.

  6. Its heartbreaking to think of all animals not just cats out there in the freezing cold. I’ve been feeding and sheltering a stray who my hubby has named Mr Jinks. I can’t keep him because we already have 3 cats. Luckily we have had a mild winter so far so he has been fine with his cat house in the cat pen. I bought a little cat house off Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Personalised-Blue-Small-Dog-Puppy-Cat-Rabbit-House-Bed-/270361465265?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Kitchen_Steamers_Cookers_PP&hash=item3ef2cc91b1 put plenty of of hay in there and he’s nice and snug fed twice a day. Despite his little house and him being cosy if we went into minus figures I would bring him indoors.

  7. I wish we could all have a candlelight vigil or moment of silence to honor the cats (and all animals) that heve to endure freezing temperatures, especially the unloved, uncared for.
    It makes me cry.
    I am so grateful to have my cats in this state.

  8. It makes me sad to think of the hardships that abandoned pet cats have to face.
    Ferals are better able to stand very cold weather as long as they have food and shelter, but it’s horrible that any cats have to struggle to survive outdoors and as usual it’s all down to the selfish human race who caused them to be homeless in the first place.

    • I wish we could all have a candlelight vigil or moment of silence to honor the cats (and all animals) that heve to endure freezing temperatures, especially the unloved, uncared for.
      It makes me cry.
      I am so grateful to have my cats in this state.

    • Yes, a lot have died and most of the time we don’t know anything about it. It just happens out there somewhere, unseen and undiscussed. It is just the way of the world.

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