Two Alabama cat ladies sue the police and the mayor for compensation over their unlawful arrest doing TNR

Beverly Roberts shortly before her arrest. The police officer in the picture is one of those being sued for compensation. I bet he did not foresee that development. Good for Roberts. The power of women particularly elderly women. This is a body cam image from another police officer who was there.

Back in the middle of November 2022 I wrote about the shocking news of two elderly ladies arrested for carrying out TNR on public land (link to that article). They were doing the community a service. But two police officers wearing body cams handcuffed and arrested them and took them to the police station …

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Trap-neuter-release has worked well for the stray cats occupying four ancient temples in Rome, Italy.

Stray cat makes home in Roman ruins

This is an example of the success of trap-neuter-release (TNR) in the remains of four temples dating from the third and second centuries BC at the Largo De Torre Argentina site which were first discovered in the 1920s by the builders planning an apartment block. The site was left exposed and it is sunken …

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What is PETA’s policy on TNR (trap-neuter-release) and feral cats?

PETA on TNR and feral cats

“PETA’s position has never been that all feral cats should be euthanized.” The Infographic above explains PETA’s policy on TNR and feral cats in general. There has to be an overlap between their policy on TNR and their policy on feral cats. PETA has a reputation for killing cats. Some people think that they …

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15 ‘facts’ about the feral cat populations of various cities

Feral cat in Los Angeles

It’s quite interesting and instructive to take a look at the stray and feral cat populations of various cities of the world. It helps us understand the relationship that citizens of these cities have with domestic, stray and feral cats. In some countries and therefore in some cities feral cats are sometimes referred to …

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10 recommendations on making TNR effective

Feral cat problem Australia

A study from Australia that criticises TNR (to be expected from Australia where they prefer to kill feral cats by any means legal or otherwise) actually provides some nice snippets of useful information which I have converted to a list of recommendations on making TNR effective. I welcome comments of all kinds even those …

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Cost-effective vet appointments restrict TNR programs

Oneida city council members at the meeting to discuss feral cats and other issues

This is a feral cat story from Oneida, New York. Oneida is a city in Madison County, New York State. As is the case in many other American cities they have a group of volunteers who carry out TNR programs to try and stabilise the feral cat population. They are called the Cat Committee. …

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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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15 facts about a 23-year TNR program in Florida

TNR of feral cats

These are 15 facts gathered from a review of information from a 23-year TNR program in Key Largo, Florida called the ORCAT Program. It was conducted by scientists from the Pathology and Population Medicine, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine, Glendale, AZ, United States and Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, …

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