Thursday, June 23, 2005
Society urges kitten adoption over feeding strays
Charlotte Observer, NC
... The city shelter gives two suggestions for dealing with feral cats: First, do not feed them. Feeding the cats attracts more to the neighborhood. ...
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Feline licensing proposal sparks statewide debate
... think it is a bad idea to license cats because of the difficulty in keeping track of cats. Many families have more than one, and the feral cat population is ...
Feral Cat Blog! Resources:
See articles on cat licensing and other cat regulation on Cat Management in Communities including Self Defeat in Los Angeles, May 2000 wherein Merritt Clifton of Animal People News writes: "The lesson should be obvious: just fix the animals. Never mind the licensing laws."
See also: Letters
Animal People News, June 2005
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The cases for and against cat licensing
ANIMAL PEOPLE in a comparison of data from eight representative U.S. cities, published in March 2002, found that there is a demonstrable relationship between licensing compliance and the cost of a license, but no demonstrable relationship between the rates of licensing compliance and the community rates of dog and cat killing per 1,000 human residents. In fact, the highest rate of shelter killing came in the city with the highest rate of licensing compliance.
ANIMAL PEOPLE has reviewed data from many cities whose animal control directors believe their licensing programs are successful, but has found that the claim really seemed to be sustained by the evidence only in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Calgary secret of success is that the licensing program is heavily promoted as a low-cost lost pet identification system, not as a revenue generator. (ANIMAL PEOPLE profiled the Calgary animal control department in October 2000.)
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‘GOLDEN GIRL’ CALLS FOR BAN ON DEADLY TRAPS AT GULF ISLANDS ... [Florida]
PETA (press release)
...Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS), imploring him to immediately ban the use of steel-jaw traps and snares currently being set to kill feral cats, foxes, raccoons ...
Thirty-three stray cats neutered in the context of a project ...
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada
... towards an animal control and protection service agreement, Saint- Laurent Borough was able to neuter, vaccinate and mark thirty-three stray cats that roamed ...
Better dead than fed, PETA says
San Francisco Chronicle, CA
... told North Carolina shelters they would try to find the dogs and cats homes ... how she became involved in animal rights after a shelter put down stray kittens she ...
Two counties sever ties with PETA
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
... saying they were surprised to learn the group euthanized the cats and dogs ... The organization has said it began offering to take stray animals from agencies in ...
2 NC counties freeze ties to PETA
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA
... Animals, saying they were surprised to learn the group euthanized cats and dogs ... The organization said it began offering to take stray animals from agencies in ...
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: See also this article posted yesterday on the Feral Cat Blog! --
PETA has not shied away from euthanasia of dogs, cats
By INGRID NEWKIRK, PETA PRESIDENT, in HamptonRoads.com/Pilot Online ]
Innocents of the world need your help Commentary David Baggett
Centre Daily Times, PA
... We need to resist the temptation to mate animals we think are cute “just for fun.” We need to do something about stray cats and dogs in our neighborhoods ...
Pets are in legal limbo
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
... The SPCA has vowed to place as many of Jones' pets as possible, but sick and stray cats that resist human handling represent "our biggest challenge," said SPCA ...
Stray care is at issue
Winston-Salem Journal, NC
... Singh plans to attend a hearing in Yadkin District Court on a complaint she recently filed, which says that the county mistreats its stray dogs and cats. ...
Rabid bat dooms cats
Mail Tribune, OR... While 114 dogs were vaccinated against rabies during a May clinic at the county animal shelter, only 17 felines received a rabies shot. ...
The euthanization of two cats bitten by a rabid bat in Central Point has Jackson County officials urging residents to get their pets vaccinated against the fatal but preventable disease.
Home with dozens of cats condemned
MetroWest Daily News, MA
MARLBOROUGH -- A city resident, whose condominium was recently condemned after officials found a dozen dead cats, and 30 live ones, has less than a month to ...
Orphaned cats up for adoption
Kettle Moraine Index, WI
This Saturday, June 25, the Waukesha Humane Animal Welfare Society will hold an "adoptathon" out of the society's two garages, where the cats have been ...
Still seeking solutions for uninvited cat visits
Contra Costa Times, CA
I just read your request to readers in Tuesday's column looking for ways to keep cats out of the back yard. Can you also please ...