For TNR to operate there can’t be a law that forbids feeding feral cats

TNR work

TNR – trap-neuter-release is a well-versed aspect of feral cat control. It is conducted all over the US and many other countries. The TNR programs are run by happy and committed volunteers for which they deserve the praise of the communities in which they live. Feeding feral cats is part and parcel of TNR …

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What is the difference between RTF and TNR for cats?

Volunteer looks after a stray cat. This is a glamorised image created by DALLE-E 3.

Certainly! Let’s delve into the difference between RTF (Return to Field) and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs for cats. But first a charming picture created by another AI computer. In summary, TNR specifically targets feral cats, whereas RTF encompasses all cats and aims to prevent euthanasia while humanely managing the cat population. Both approaches play essential roles in cat welfare …

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Remote Scottish island overrun by feral cats sparking concern for wildlife

Remote Scottish island overrun by feral cats sparking concern for wildlife

The headline is somewhat startling. Australians, reading this article, would be horrified because the authorities in Australia are super-sensitive to feral cat predation of native species. And the reason why feral cats are on the island of Australia is because of human carelessness in the first-place hundreds of years ago. And here, today, we …

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Singapore’s strict domestic cat ownership rules are ahead of the world

Singapore is ahead of the world on domestic cat ownership including licensing and general regulations

I am a fan of domestic cat licensing and regulation. I am a fan of using the law to force an improvement in domestic cat caregiving. This is to improve animal welfare and reduce the number of feral cats in the world. There is far too much feral cats suffering. Singapore is ahead of …

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Body cam picture of police officer’s baseless arrest of elderly TNR volunteer is brilliant

Great photo from an arresting police officer's body cam of him about to arrest a perfectly innocent elderly woman doing TNR in a public place.

NEWS AND OPINION: This police officer (one of three) captured on his body cam the moment before he arrested an elderly lady, Beverly Roberts, 86, who was performing a public duty conducting TNR in a public place. The still image from the video taken by this officer’s body camcorder is, I think, brilliant. CLICK …

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Jonathan Franzen versus Nathan Winograd

Franzen versus Winograd

I feel I need to briefly discuss the battle between Jonathan Franzen and Nathan Winograd. Nathan Winograd is the prime mover and shaker and founder of the American No-Kill movement, which has saved the lives of probably hundreds of thousands of shelter cats. He is a highly committed animal advocate and the most knowledgeable …

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A winter warming shelter/den for feral and community cats

It’s that time of year when big-hearted volunteers like to make little dens for feral cats to keep warm. Some parts of America are incredibly cold in the winter. The organisation Watching over Whiskers (WOW) has an ongoing programme of making cat shelters for their community cats. It seems that a lot of charities …

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Humane Society breaks partnership with local authority because they secretly planned to trap and kill feral cats

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NEWS AND COMMENT: For me this is an interesting story because it tells us, once again, how local authorities in America and in the UK and I presume other countries struggle with feral cats. Within local authorities there are council members who want to operate TNR programs as the method to control feral cat …

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