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Residential park management get away with poisoning community cats — 4 Comments

  1. When I lived in a mobile home park, there were rules against free roaming cats, owned or strays left behind or ferals born from strays.

    There were residents who ignored this rule. So cats were mating/fighting and defecating in people’s gardens. Owners were given notices, and traps were set. Cats were taken to the local shelter or Forgotten Felines for ferals.

    Sometimes if a cat owner died, the cat was left behind. There were people who fed the strays/ferals, but this was unfavorable, because it flew in the face of the rules. Feeding cats is one thing, but no one was actually taking care of them, beyond this.

    One of my neighbors fed an old cat who seemed to have infected ears, but she couldn’t get too close to him.

    Sometimes cat lovers fail to see the other side of the issue or the consequences of not following common sense rules. Even if there was no rule, I wouldn’t let my cat free roam because of the many dangers to her health and life.

    If you’re dealing with mobile home management that has warned about this several times, you can expect some undesirable responses. Killing the cats shouldn’t be one of them, but trapping and taking to a shelter is the humane solution, even if they end up euthanized.

    Shelters have a limited amount of space, like we all do.

    • I agree Sandy. There have to be rules like those mentioned. The issue here as I think you’ll agree is that the management are poisoning the cats which is a straight crime. It has surprised me that the police have not been around. Or perhaps is does not surprise me. When commercial enterprises poison cats the police are not interested.

  2. The management company and animal control seem like a rowdy bunch of bullish thugs, trampling over each other to get to kill the cats.

    Someone should tell them that if they worked with the community to solve this matter they would get a lot of very good and very free publicity. Publicity will bring money. Yeah, I know it is a lot to ask, but surely just not butchering cats and not breaking the law should be a bare minimum?

    I feel much empathy for the poor woman who cares for and advocates for the cats. It must be hell knowing how much peril your friends, who you love and care for are in.

    For Angie Hennington I send a shedload more strength and love!

    Advocating for cats is emotionally exhausting in such hostile environments I would guess.

    • Yes, I feel for Angie too. It’s partly why I wrote the article. And as usual people don’t really understand animal welfare laws in relation to feral and stray cats. There is a casual attitude towards these cats and the law protecting them that encourages abuse against them.

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