Indy Feral Video
Indy Feral is a long standing organization (10 years at 2012) that manages feral cats in Central Indiana. By managing I mean organizing mass trap neuter and return programs and generally caring for feral cats so that they don’t make a nuisance and are as comfortable as possible.
About 3,000 cats are neutered every year; a fantastic accomplishment.
This video says it all:
Personally I am very impressed by this lady and I enjoyed the video.
For people living outside the USA, it gives a nice clear insight into the life of feral cats in the USA and how best to manage them.
Most people just ignore feral cats. Some shoot them and some kill them by other means. The biggest killers are the pounds and shelters as they are unadoptable.
As mass killing of cats is essentially immoral, albeit necessary (we are told), the only decent thing to do is what Indy Feral does so well: TNR on a large scale.
A lot of people say that TNR does not work. Yet they do nothing other than moan about feral cats or perhaps shoot them.
TNR is the best feral cat management process. Logically it has to be the only way forward, as a reactionary measure, as it stops breeding.
The next step is to tackle careless cat caretaking, the source of the problem. This would be a proactive measure.