‘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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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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Feral cats may be ‘outsmarted’ by the new Tomahawk “Roundhouse” live trap

roundhouse trap

Feral colony cats may be outsmarted by the new Tomahawk live trap. Those involved in trap-neuter-return (TNR) know what I’m talking about as we often deal with the frustration of colony cats being trap shy. Back when I was active in TNR I had several cats who wouldn’t get within 30 feet of a …

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City of Rochelle manager says they’ve learned and their policy to euthanize trapped cats was not vetted by him

City of Rochelle, Illinois learned from residents that trapping and killing feral cats is unacceptable

The residents of the City of Rochelle have educated the city’s management and changed their attitude to feral cats. The initial Facebook post setting out their plan asking residents to trap cats and deliver them for euthanasia backfired horrible and caused outrage (see Elisa’s earlier article by clicking on this link). Even the designated …

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Drop traps are more effective in trapping feral cats. True/False?

Feral cat drop trap

Drop traps catch more cats! That’s the motto. Is it true? I am asking TNR volunteers to tell me which kind of trap they use. I am sure there are many variations of animal trap. In this article I’d like to hear on the success rate of drop traps compared to standard traps. The …

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