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UPDATE 28 Aug 2018: RESULT! The planned trapping of these cats has been stopped. Please read this page and then please click on this link to read the update. My thanks to all the wonderful cat lovers and carers who responded and who put pressure on those planning to trap the cats
West Valley, Plummer St., Chatsworth, LA: Barbara Yabor posted on Facebook that a colony of feral cats that she has been caring for over 12 years are about to be trapped by the authorities. A permit has been issued and a notice of the license has been posted in the area where the feral cats live. Click this link to go to Barbara’s Facebook page or visit her post on this link.
PLEASE HELP BARBARA URGENTLY
Barbara is naturally very distraught and would love any assistance that can be provided by fellow cat lovers to save the cats which Barbara has so unstintingly cared for for so long. These cats are going to die and she loves them dearly. She has given her heart to help them.
The departmental trapping begins 29 Aug 2018 (in five days time) so this is very urgent indeed.
Please read Barbara’s FB post below (reproduced verbatim) and contact her via the post to help.
On the wall of the HUD apt building I live in, today!
NOTICE OF CAT TRAPPING
A permit to trap cats in this area pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal code section 53.06.3 has been approved.
12 years ago I with my Manager took 6 baby kittens to the SPCA in Chatsworth, Ca. To be euthanized, because this woman was watering them to death after I told her to stop and I moved the kittens to another location, the Mama Cat kept bringing them back? One month later, I had every cat in this area TNRd ! About 10 kitties. The more that came to eat, them I TNR,d also!
Fast forward 2018, after too many arguments with a cat hating ex felon living here and him vandalizing my Garden, great many posts on Walls with degrading my character for feeding outside cats , flat tires on my car, Cyberstalking on a Cat blog by Michael Broad. 6 pepper spray attacks and Bullying, Stalking and harassment for 12 yrs.
This is now what I’m facing on the 29th of August, for 3 weeks. I have all kinds of documentation to show the City Attorney s DA. But what will it take to keep them from destroying my Colony, after they trap.
I am 73, can disabled from putting up with the abuse from this Criminal. I go out late at night to feed them as he has been stalking for years and is even more aggressive lately.
Any advice??, my heart is breaking for my sweet, beloved Colony. I don’t think I can bear anymore pain, now the pain of them being trapped and destroyed has frightened me to death, my heart is beating irregular and I’m hyper
Michael Broad is familiar with my story.
Below I quote the law under which this permit to trap was issued.
SEC. 53.06.3. TRAPPING – PERMIT REQUIRED. (Amended by Ord. No. 170,644, Eff. 9/14/95.)
(a) No person shall set, or cause to be set, any trap to catch any animal, other than rats, mice, pocket gophers, ground squirrels and moles, without having first obtained a permit therefor from the Department prior to the setting of any such trap.
(b) The Department shall charge and collect for issuance of a permit to trap a coyote a fee of $200.00.
(c) The Department shall establish conditions which the applicant for a permit to trap a coyote must satisfy prior to the issuance of any such permit. If the General Manager or the General Manager’s designee determines that the applicant has satisfied the conditions, then the Department shall issue a permit to trap a coyote. The Department shall further ensure that those conditions will be maintained and that the permittee shall inform neighboring residents, located within a distance established by the Department, that coyote trapping will be occurring in their area.
(d) No person shall set, or cause to be set, any snare, body gripping trap, body crushing trap, deadfall trap, leg hold trap, or any trap or snare that captures an animal other than rats, mice, pocket gophers, ground squirrels and moles, by gripping or snaring any part of the animal including its body, head, neck or limb, or that maims or causes the inhumane death or suffering of any animal. (Added by Ord. No. 183,001, Eff. 5/28/14.)
(e) The Department shall promulgate rules and regulations which are reasonably necessary to minimize the suffering of animals trapped in humane traps such as box, culvert or cage traps. These rules and regulations may include the placement of the traps and visitation schedules, identification and contact information for the trap, the type and use of permissible bait, and the treatment of the trapped animals. (Added by Ord. No. 183,001, Eff. 5/28/14.)
PLEASE HELP BARBARA URGENTLY