Sunday, June 19, 2005
[Feral Cat Blog! Reminder:]
No Kill Solutions – What’s New June 2005
Do Feral Cats Have a Right to Live?
an excerpt from No-Kill Sheltering Magazine(subscription)
Cat Fancy - July 2005 issue
It has been reported that in Minnesota and South Dakota, cats are an unprotected species. However, this is a misinterpretation of the states’ laws, according to Jessica Frohman, spokesperson for Alley Cat Allies, an organization dedicated to the plight of feral cats. Cats are neither listed as a protected species nor an unprotected species, yet they are listed as a domestic species, so they should be protected by anti-cruelty laws, she says.
“It’s important that people find out what their state laws actually are,” Frohman says. “If the laws are not what people think they should be, contact state legislatures and tell them to step into the 21st century.”
Surfbirds News - June 2005
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Northern Californians Asked to Stop Feeding Birds
For the second time in less than a year, the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) asked that people take down their bird feeders to slow the spread of avian disease. In this most recent request, DFG asked residents of Northern California to remove feeders for at least one month, starting on February 10, to help slow an outbreak of salmonellosis, a bacterial disease that is affecting Pine Siskins. Hundreds of dead siskins have been reported in Grass Valley, Eureka, and Santa Cruz County – spanning a distance of some 350 miles.
In July 2004, DFG asked that all bird feeders be removed to slow the spread of the deadly parasite trichomoniasis in Mourning Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon populations (http://www.dfg.ca.gov).
Villages Daily Sun, FL
... the Sumter County Disaster Animal Response Team, or DART, practiced procedures for handling stray and domestic ... "Some people are just thinking of cats and dogs ...
Woman loves her 40 felines; neighbors don’t
Springfield News Sun (Subscription), OH
... the cat’s meow. They are upset by the number of felines Ogden houses and feeds — at least 40 animals. The neighbors cite odors ...
Neighbor has right to beef about feline
Orlando Sentinel, FL
... a dog. Check out purrfectfence.com, catfencein.com, midnightpass .com, or another containment system for felines. Question: Our ...
It's Adopt-a-Cat Month
Pioneer Press, MN
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, and the Minnesota Valley Humane Society has dozens of felines available. Volunteers trained as adoption ...
Cat breeders toe the line on popular polydactyls
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN... Although the most famous of these big-footed felines reside at the “Old Man and the Sea” author’s Key West home, polydactyl cats aren’t as rare as one ...
City's kitty calamity
Ottawa Sun, Canada
The city's Cat Rescue Network, Westminster Pet Sanctuary and the Ottawa Humane Society have so many furry felines they're pleading for financial assistance and ...