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Whether deemed feral or stray, abandoned or free roaming, community cats deserve our care, support and respect - just as any other cat does. They are not responsible for their misfortune of being homeless. Please help them if you can.
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"A couple in Sneads Ferry is doing their part to reduce the feral cat population, and they are asking for community members to help. Stacy and Justin Pettit are making homemade shelters for the cats and placing them around Sneads Ferry." - WCTI12
"Fort Wayne citizens helped assemble 300 shelters for community cats on Saturday morning. Emily Gage, the community cat coordinator with H.O.P.E. for Animals explained that a community cat is an outdoor, free-roaming cat that’s been spayed or neutered, microchipped, ear-tipped and rabies vaccinated.”- WANE
"Local outdoor cats may get a warmer home for the winter. Tyrell Cooper, a Boy Scout from Troop 3310 and Westlake High School senior, made insulated cat shelters for LifeLine Animal Project's Pets for Life program." - Patch
"On the outskirts of suburban Jakarta, housewife Dita Agusta lives with more than 250 cats she has taken in off the streets, creating a shelter for the animals she hopes will one day be adopted." - Reuters
10/11/20 "The stacks of cat carriers nearly touch the ceiling in Darcy Albert’s garage. Along the walls are containers of blankets, toys and food for hungry felines across the valley, and in an apartment-style cage, several of the most skittish rescues reside in hopes they’ll become tame enough for an indoor home. Albert is in her 70s with a short crop of dark hair and a jovial disposition. She’s expressive in her storytelling and empathetic — a trait that this kind of rescue work demands. With a final glance around the garage, she hefts a package of canned kitten food under her arm and hops in her SUV. She leaves the quiet tidiness of her suburban home behind, headed to the countryside where she’s scheduled to vaccinate a litter of nine kittens and their mother." - Daily Inter Lake
www.facebook.com/kittymoms.rescue/. Interested adoption parties can also call (406) 752-4460.
8/16/20. "Jenny Celebi has a beautiful heart, a strong heart and an incredibly gentle one full of love and compassion which has been directed at the abandoned, dumped and forgotten street cats of Qatar where she worked as a teacher for 10 years. She liked the job and the accommodation was free. She said that she spent every penny that she had to make sure that the cats that she saw on the streets were okay. Wow. Message to the British government: give her an award at next years honours." "In all, she estimates that she has spent close to £100,000 over the past decade looking after the colonies of cats and shipping 36 of them back to the UK where she has sold her home in Marple to buy a house in Scotland where she can home the cats that she has rescued and brought back to the country." - PoC
10/12/20. "Nestled back on a dead-end street of a residential Burlington neighborhood is a home akin to an urban farm, where feathered livestock roam about in roomy enclosures and many a stray cat come seeking refuge.
The home turned sanctuary belongs to Rebecca Rosales, who grew up on a farm in New Hampshire and was raised to believe all animals have a purpose." "Since I moved to Iowa, it is kittens, kittens, kittens," Rosales said. "I have never seen in my life, in all the places I've lived, such an epidemic of overpopulation. I've never seen stray cats like this. "It's just something that ate away at me when I first started seeing it in 2017, and ever since then, I just have been trying to help the ferals, strays, injured and sick cats." - The Hawk Eye https://www.facebook.com/groups/477865683003189
• Ask A Veterinary Team: All About Community Cats - Tap Into Madison
• Feral cats and stray cats: what's the difference? - The Siskiyou Daily News
• Helping stray cats stay alive during the winter months - WTHI-TV10
• Feral cats find shelter thanks to Gloversville woman - The Daily Gazette
• Are your barn cats really warm enough? - FergusFallsJournal
• Ask SAM: Cold weather pet care tips - Winston-Salem Journal
• Keeping animals out of the cold - Moscow-Pullman Daily News
• Man Recycles 150 Old Coolers into Makeshift Shelters for Feral Cats - Good News Network
• Community Cats Need Attention in Cold, Snowy Conditions - Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
• Coolers Turned Into Cat Shelters - abc7Chicago
• Here's how to help feral cats survive the winter - Newsday
• Feral cats need love and care too - The County
• Feral cat colony seemingly vanished - Parsippany Focus
• Why it makes sense to trap feral cats, spay or neuter them, then release them - Redlands Daily Facts
• Hey Thanks, Feral Cats - An ode to my neighborhood’s scrappy survivors - Nashville Scene
• Tips for all feral cat feeders - Randburg Sun
• Do not abandon homeless cats to a bleak fate - The Fayetteville Observer
• TNR: A feral cat fix - Traverse City Record Eagle
• Trap & Release: How NJ Towns Are Controlling Their Feral Cats - New Jersey 101.5
• Aransas County feral cats receive shelters from a local trash collector - KRIS6News Corpus Christi
• Hollifield: The adventures of a junior assistant cat trapper - Bristol Herald-Courier
• What Happens to Feral Cats During COVID? - Montclair Local
• Feral cats finding second homes for rodent control - CanbyHerald
• Societies with and without feral cats - Is fertility control completely justified? - The University of Tokyo
• Be kind to your neighborhood cats - Pasadena Star-News
• Program aims to help solve feral cat problems - Rome Sentinel
• Cat enthusiast speaks out about “feline disposability” - North Thompson Star/Journal
• In defense of cats being outdoors - Greenfield Recorder
"Following a referral from the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, the Committee [of the Parliament of Australia] resolved on 18 June 2020 to conduct an inquiry into the PROBLEM of feral and domestic cats in Australia."
The word "problem" should tell you everything you need to know about the government's position regarding cats.
"The Committee is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Thursday, 30 July 2020." Read more here
Here's a news article from 'The Victor Harbor Times' (June 23,2020) which completely summarizes the Australian situation. It's titled, "National feral and domestic cat inquiry to investigate impact of 'predatory carnivores'. You can read it here.
IN ADDITION TO KILLING CATS OUTRIGHT, ONE OF THEIR OBJECTIVES IS "GENE DRIVE TECHNOLOGY."
A battle line has been drawn between those who love, and those who hate, feral cats.
Although the pro/con war regarding community cats has been going on for years, the ‘cons’ have a new weapon in their arsenal, and I fear that it will only be a matter of time until the nut-jobs try to bring it to a neighborhood near you.
THE HATERS HAVE A NEW, DEADLY WEAPON IN THEIR ARSENAL
Using the more violent feral cats of Kangaroo Island, Australia as a handy excuse, a device is now in use with one purpose - to kill cats. The device called the ‘Felixer’ detects the shape of a cat and sprays poison gel onto it’s fur. Taking advantage of a cat’s natural instinct to groom itself, the cat licks the gel and dies.
The same deadly tactics will be coming to the community/feral neighborhood cats near you very soon. Why? Because there is money to be made selling the killing devices, and the haters will do ANYTHING to get their way.
5/29/20 "Researches at the University of New South Wales have successfully trialled the Felixer device, which targets feral cats and shoots a poison gel onto their fur. The pests [cats] then lick the gel off their coat and die.
5/28/20 "A feral cat management device that uses lasers and sensors to specifically target cats has been shown to be effective in a field trial in remote South Australia. The device, called a Felixer, seems to work where others have failed because rather than targeting cats through food, it takes advantage of cats’ Achilles’ heel – their fastidiousness in cleaning. The automated device sprays a measured dose of poison onto the fur of cats when they pass within 4 meters [13 feet], which the cats then ingest when they lick themselves during grooming." - scimex
5/28/20 "The Felixer is a box the size of a storage crate that is equipped with an infrared camera, four laser sensors and 20 poison canisters. Only when lasers are tripped in a particular way does it register the presence of a cat and fires poison gel." “All the cats that we were aware of that passed in front of a Felixer during the trial and got squirted – they all died,” Dr Moseby says. “And the ones that didn't die were the ones that didn't go in front of the Felixer. So if we'd left the traps there longer, we could have potentially eradicated cats from the area.” - Newsroom - UNSW Sydney
5/28/20 "The renowned cleanliness of cats could be their downfall in the latest attempt to rid them from the Australian outback. Scientists have developed a sensor device that can recognise a passing cat and squirt poison on its fur. The animal then dies after licking the substance. A six-week trial of the Felixer showed that it did not confuse felines with other creatures and never missed its target." - TheTimes
5/28/20 "A device that uses lasers and poison gel to kill feral cats and foxes has been successfully trailed at an outback animal conservation reserve. The Felixer can detect feral animals that walk past and will shoot them with poison gel, which the animals then lick off, causing the poison to be ingested." - abc.net.au/news
6/3/20 The Felixer was 100 percent accurate in its identification of cats in the most recent study. “All the cats that we were aware of that passed in front of a Felixer during the trial and got squirted – they all died,” Moseby said. That represents 33 cats, or about two-thirds of the local feral cat population at the trial site eradicated within six weeks." - itnews
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