Rosie one of the Newcastle Port's community cats who was shot in the eye when the port employed a contractor to cull the cats

Rosie, one of the Newcastle Port’s community cats who was shot in the eye when the port employed a contractor to cull the cats. Photo: Alley Cat Allies.

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Rosie was one of a group of community cats being care for by volunteers under a TNR program at the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

The port authority decided to shoot the cats. Many were injured and as you can see Rosie was partially blinded. 12 cats are presumed dead and missing. Some are badly injured. The volunteers took some cats to a veterinarian surgery.

The whole concept of trying to shoot these cats to eliminate them is a botched policy and a failed policy.

They should know better. The Port Authority did not even discuss the matter with the volunteers beforehand.

The vacuum effect will make the exercise pointless because new cats will arrive to replace the ones who have been killed.



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