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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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some neighbor

saw this article..I guess some neighbors are not pet friendly. Who traps neighborhood cats and dumps them at shelter?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 03:48 AM
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Someone who's fed up with someone else's pet roaming free and onto their property. quite understandable really, though in this case apparently as accident as they were trapping for strays. Perhaps the cats owner should keep him on her own property, indoors or in a cat proof backyard and it won't be an issue.
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I agree. There's a man on our block who has many cats. He even has two houses that only cats live in. He leaves food out in the alley every day and night, so he's basically feeding cats, raccoons, skunks, etc. Two of his cats live in my yard and it's their personal litter box. Well, it's actually the litter box for several cats. I walk up to my porch at night and that's the lovely smell that greets me.

I can actually pet one of the cats and I would turn her in to the local shelter, but she would probably be put down. Although I'm not sure which is worse, living outside with no human contact, starved for attention, or being put to sleep.

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There are cat traps all over my city in out-of-the-way public places. Animals services goes around and picks up the cats every day or two. Cheshire cat wandered into one once when he was still rarely escaping the yard. They gave us a call, because he was licensed, and actually drove him home in their air conditioned van. That's how I learned about the city traps.

Cats aren't allowed to be 'at large' here. If they're licensed, they get to go home (and their owners get a talking to) like Cheshire Cat. If not, they go to the shelter where the owners have to pay to get them out + fines for not having a liscence, OR they get adopted to a family who will care about them more.

I guess that's a little OT, sorry. But if this women had some ID on her cat it wouldn't have been treated as a stray, and probably wouldn't have had to pay $300.
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Agreed. If it's yours collar it, chip it, and license it so it can find it's way home. Better it be caught in a trap and turned in than get run over by cars, eaten by wildlife, attacked by dogs, or hurt by terrible humans.
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poor kitty!
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I'm confused. Are some of the posters here advocating trapping and turning in ALL cats on the street, including ferals and strays? Or just those "pet" cats that are allowed to roam at will?
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Any cat running free in my neighborhood with out collar and tag or microchip is a STRAY as far as I'm concerned. I can keep it or take it to a shelter. Either way it's better off!

Keep cats safely indoors. They will live longer and they won't bother the neighbors!
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The cats that live in my front yard have always been outside cats, homeless cats. The black one that used to live there got hit and killed by a car a few weeks ago.

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I'm confused. Are some of the posters here advocating trapping and turning in ALL cats on the street, including ferals and strays? Or just those "pet" cats that are allowed to roam at will?
Well, I think it depends where you live and the other circumstances. I could see maybe not having that attitude if you're in a high kill area like NY, or in a neighbourhood with a lot of neighbourhood pets wandering around.

Sorry I keep talking about my city like it's El Dorado, but there are 4 "city-sanctioned" feral colonies that I know of. Animal services doesn't trap the cats around there, because they know the rescue groups are feeding and TNR'ing them. These are "allowed ferals", and I know that city does make revenue on them by selling "family units" of these cats for rural people to stock their barns with.

If I had unlimited means and lived in the right kind of area, I think I would set out a trap. Maybe not turn them in, but I would trap ALL kitties on my property, and bring them in for vet care. If they have a house, maybe I'd put a little note on them to say "Don't let me roam!" - if they didn't, one less intact kitty wandering around.
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