HomeTrap Neuter ReturnHumane Society of Greenwood is working to identify and help feral cats in their community

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Humane Society of Greenwood is working to identify and help feral cats in their community — 6 Comments

  1. Sure there are cats that get hit by cars but that happens to any animal outside. Without TNR there would be millions more cats wandering around and slowly dying by disease and poisoning. There are plenty of extremely happy outdoor cats that have shelters and committed caregivers. They can live extremely long fulfilled lives. Gotta love those who make the decision that they are miserable and kill them out of kindness…I think the cat would want to live. Not sure what gives you the right to take that life from them.

    • No, hell would have been allowing those 31 female cats to reproduce. Four litter average x 3 litters per year minimum and all the females from each litter being able to become pregnant at 4-5 months old. That would be the REAL hell. I don’t like them being left to fend outside either. Of the 9 I’ve had TNR’d I eventually was able to recapture and successfully rehome 6 of them to indoor homes. Unfortunately, the others hated the indoor life. Coyotes have also been bad this year and are killing colony cats throughout the area. Not just in SC but it seems everywhere. Urban development and all. You know, the same thing that’s forcing birds out of their area and crashing into tall buildings.

      • Because death by road-kill or coyote is so much more humane than peacefully going to sleep in a vet’s office when you first caught them. All you are doing is trying to make yourself feel good and YOU not experience any pain or discomfort. Yes, TNR is humane alright, it’s only humane for the human practicing and promoting it and inhumane for all other life on earth, especially inhumane for cats. This has NOTHING to do with any cats and their well-being and keeping them from suffering. Your road to hell is still clearly marked, one on which you will justify your skipping merrily along until you get to your final destination. A destination that all too well deserved for those that don’t have the strength of heart to do what is right.

        • Why is TNR inhumane for cats? People who manage feral colonies are doing it for the love of animals and vulnerable cats. They are decent people. Unlike you.

  2. Great story Elisa – thank you. It is important to publicise this sort of work. It is the nitty gritty of animal welfare. I admire these people so much. Their efforts go a long way to improving animal welfare. They deserve praise. Thanks for doing just that.

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