Sinister letter from City of Hazleton to residents about feral cats freaks them out

Letter from Hazleton admin
Letter from Hazleton admin
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This is a classic from that age-old feral cat problem: how to deal with them. And there is an habitual disconnect between city administrators and community residents. Not infrequently cities want instant action when there are complaints about a perceived feral cat nuisance, which in this instance meant that authorities informed the residents in a letter that they had hired a contractor to remove ‘un-collared’ cats from the city limits. That sounded sinister because what was going to happen to the cats? Felecia Chasey-Buckman said that it freaked people out instantly. I can see that because those words mean death to cats.

Feral cat Hazleton
Feral cat Hazleton. Screenshot.

And the local Humane Society clarified another matter. When you relocate and eliminate feral cats as intended in this instance you create a vacuum into which new feral cats migrate and breed. The problem goes away for five minutes and returns. This is a well known and well discussed consequence.

“Trapping cats and relocating them creates an opening in the ecosystem….Removing them and relocating them or potentially euthanizing them creates an opening in the ecosystem which causes them to breed more quickly.”

The best humane method, the Humane Society spokesman said is the tried and tested TNR.

It appears that the city administrators have changed their minds after being contacted by the Humane Society and will find a new strategy.

The video explains things further:

P.S. Hazleton is in the state of Iowa, USA.

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1 thought on “Sinister letter from City of Hazleton to residents about feral cats freaks them out”

  1. The imaginary “vacuum effect” is just that–imaginary and used as a pitiful and easily disproved attempt by the weak minded to try to save the lives of vermin cats. I had a cat infestation out here in the country for 15 years. Then over 10 years ago I started to shoot them all. 800+ bullets = 800+ instantly dead cats, I’m an expert marksman. Over 800 in total, all done in one year. I didn’t see ONE cat since then. Except for this year. 2 strays with collars that were immediately shot as soon as they were spotted. No doubt dumped by some “cat-lover” that was too spineless and heartless to end their unwanted vermin cats’ lives humanely. I expect another 10 years of living 100% cat-free, and then use 2 more bullets to solve the problem should it ever present itself again due to you pathetic and manipulative lying “cat lovers”.

    Problem solved. The “vacuum effect” is a 100% LIE! PROVED 100%!


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