This page kicks off with a short post by visitor to the site in about 2008 (the date reads 2012 – the date the site was moved). Yes, a long time ago. She wanted to remain anonymous (for good reasons) and therefore called herself “B”. Her post gathered lots of comments which is why I am republishing it today, Christmas Day 2021. If there is a God, he would favour this lady. He would be on her side. But you can see the passion in the debate in the comments. Those who take the more humane route to dealing with feral cats admire her as I do. And there are those who simply want to kill feral cats. They want them eradicated in one fell swoop from the neighbourhood and the planet generally. These are the anti-cat brigade as I call them.
I think the comments reflect that huge divide in society. They are polar opposites. It’s shocking to me that people can even think about killing feral cats willy-nilly. It demonstrates an insensitivity towards animals who are put there by careless people. If humans kill them, they compound the problem that they created in the first place. And therefore, ignorance underpins the desire to kill feral cats. It is a lack of education. Ignorance underpins almost everything that is bad in the world.
There is no guarantee that education and knowledge creates a more humane approach but it certainly helps. I don’t know what happened to this feral cat colony. About 13 years has elapsed. They might not be there anymore. The cat haters might have won this little feral cat battle in North Hills, California, USA.
She starts off by saying that she saw a bunch of kittens being “watered to death”. I don’t know what she means by that, by the way. Does she mean that people have been providing water to these cats? It doesn’t matter much because the general gist of her post is plain for all to see.
B’s post about caring for feral cats
After seeing a bunch of kittens watered to death, after I told the woman who hates cats to stop, I decided to trap every cat I could on a HUD property in North Hills, Ca (see map below) with the permission of the manager, Melanie John. Since she quit working here 3 weeks ago, I have had a group of people (most who don’t speak English and haven’t been born here) sign a petition to have me evicted for feeding the colony and saving them from death.
I am a very good caretaker, the colony of 11 is very healthy. As soon as the manager from the building, who was supportive of my efforts quit, these people who don’t like cats and are from different countries went on a crusade to draw attention to their cause of having me evicted and the TNR’d cats euthanized.
I live in North Hills, Ca 91343 and these people are making me very upset, one particular man has called many agencies over the past two years to trump up charges of sanitation concerns and the people have gardens, which on occasion the cats poo in.
I have been cleaning the gardens but it’s not good enough for some of these people. They want the cats that I have loved and cared for and feed day and night euthanized.
Visitor comments – there are hundreds
There are two blocks of comments. This is because the site was moved many years ago. Please scroll all the way down if you want to read all the comments. You can see that as the site’s administrator I had to stop a person or persons trolling the person who posted the short article. Passions ran high. The people who hate feral cats are as passionate as those that want to care for them.