‘Any cat that goes on my property, I trap it and it disappears’ – Florida man

Florida - cat's disappear after trapping

OPINION and comment on the latest news. Background: we know that in the United States there are many property owners who hate domestic and stray cats wandering onto their property. Cats can wander as they wish and there is no concept of trespassing for the humble domestic cat. This irritates a lot of people. …

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New Manatee County ordinance protects cats. All American counties should have a similar law.

Lucee (believed)

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is a good law. It is a law that was required in Manatee County and which arguably is required anywhere. Community cats or cats without a home but which are cared for by volunteers can, in some people’s eyes, be regarded as pests. And the law sometimes regards them as …

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Tips on trapping cats by a ‘cat trapper extraordinaire’

Daria Weber, a Martin County resident, brings several trapped feral cats to the Animal Medical Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 in Stuart, where the cats can be spayed or neutered, as part of the county-approved trap and release program.

I have to write about Daria Weber because she is the kind of person that I admire more than any other. She quietly gets on with her voluntary work with commitment and persistence, helping the community, not seeking reward except the knowledge that she is improving animal welfare. She deserves recognition. Daria Weber has …

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What should you do if you have feral cats at the bottom of your garden?

Feral cat who has been part socialised

I think the first thing that you should do is to make sure that they are feral cats. They might not be. You can normally tell by their behaviour (or ear tipping – see below). True feral cats are not socialised to people. They will be frightened and possibly defensively aggressive towards strangers as …

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Is killing a cat criminal damage?

Man charged with criminal damage in US for killing a neighbour's cat

Normally, yes, if it is someone’s pet. To answer the question in the title you have to ask yourself what kind of cat is being killed and how and why it is being killed. Euthanising a cat if the cat is chronically ill is not criminal damage. We know that. Veterinarians do it all …

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Police have been taking cats trapped by residents to the pound

Dilworth police

This is a news/opinion story, please note. It comes from Dilworth in the USA. In that town in Minnesota the police have been responding positively to residents who have been trapping cats (domestic? Feral?). The police have been taking the cats to the pound were of course they can end up being euthanised. From …

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Cat advocates make businesses see the sense of TNR at Meridian Township retail park

Photo © Judy Putnam/Lansing State Journal. Feral cat Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, spotted at dusk just inside the side parking lot of Big Lots in Meridian Township

This is a good news story and a success for all participants particularly the cats! There was row going on at a retail park area in Okemos, Michigan. It was a classic clash between large retail outlets with huge carparks and feral cat advocates over the feral cat colonies in the area. I wrote …

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