Sunday, August 7, 2005
Group tackles task of rescuing feral, tame felines
The Beacon News, Illinois
SOUTH ELGIN — For Carol Schultz, cats aren't just the affectionate creatures she comes home to at night. The retired South Elgin woman spends the majority of her time caring for and rescuing her feline friends
Schultz is the originator and manager of Guardian Angels Animal Care and Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue of wild, unwanted and abused animals.
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Peppy pooches and captivated kitties Secaucus animal shelter ...
Secaucus Reporter, NJ
Outside the building is a makeshift feral cat motel, where wild cats can retire from city life and exit at will to the Meadowlands. Each cat becomes part of a spay, neuter and release program. McClure said many times wildlife like possums, groundhogs, skunks, raccoons and the feral cats annoy residents. They are rapidly retrieved and relocated to more uninhabited spots of Secaucus. "While we're not a no-kill shelter, we rarely euthanize," McClure said. "We pick up the wild ones [and] put them where they can work on keeping the rodent population down."
Must love cats
Times Picayune, LA
... Only an upward glance reveals the entire room's population: 38 feral cats perched on the rafters of the screen porch like birds, glaring downward. ...
Life has not always been kind to the residents of Kitty Village in the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, Miss. But here, at one of the country's few no-kill havens, they have all the comforts of home, along with the chance to be adopted by caring owners.
Animal lover wins college scholarship
Connecticut Post, CT
... While she continues to donate items such as leashes, blankets and food to shelters in the region, Misur has also provided care for stray and feral cats. ...
The $1,500 college scholarship is awarded yearly to a New England high school senior who has done significant work in animal protection.
"Susan's success at translating her concern for animals into direct action that improves the lives of homeless pets is inspiring," said Joanne Bourbeau, director of the Humane Society's New England Regional Office. "The Humane Society of the United States commends Susan for her strong leadership and commitment to animal welfare."
Susan and Donna Misur love their cat, Cookie, who at one time was a feral cat. "My friends were doing construction and they found her under a rock," Susan said. "She was so tiny, only 2 weeks old. We had to bottle feed her."
This summer, she has volunteered for the Stratford Cat Project, a non-profit organization that helps the feral cat population and rescues homeless cats.
It's a real jungle out there for house cats
Huntsville Times, AL
... At night, a cat tends to wander blocks away from the owner's home, where it might fight with other cats, get hit by a car or be taken in as a stray, she said.
Absence of leash law only hurts our animals
Charlotte Observer, NC
... years ago and were amazed to find out there wasn'ta leash law.We live in a rural area on a dead-end street and have had many stray dogs and cats come wandering ...
Forum editorial: Dogs, cats face deadly space crisis
In-Forum (subscription), ND
... involvement of local government leaders. We can no longer pretend not to know the truth of what happens to too many stray cats and dogs.
Edgewater hires animal services administrator
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
EDGEWATER -- Amy Wade-Carotenuto, longtime director of the Flagler County Humane Society's animal shelter, has been hired to serve as the city's animal services administrator. ...
Wade-Carotenuto, 42, has been director of the Palm Coast shelter for 15 years and before that spent five years at a Daytona Beach animal shelter.
Cats 'spray' to mark their territories
Orlando Sentinel, FL
... Spraying is more a territorial response, a sort of feline graffiti. Spraying occurs most often, although not exclusively, among unaltered males. ...
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... or on its own, “Pet First Aid” is a valuable and life-saving resource –an essential to any home where the extended family members are canine or feline. ...