Archive for November, 2009
This is how many describe the cats they see roaming freely. They are not my cats, they are not your cats. They are the product of someone else’s irresponsibility-primarily the result of pet owners’ abandonment or failure to spay and neuter their animals, allowing them to breed uncontrolled. Cat ‘colonies’ can be found behind shopping areas or businesses, in alleys, parks, abandoned buildings, and rural areas.
What is your current cat management protocol? If you do not have one, you probably do not know what to do, and doing nothing is certainly not a solution.
We advocate TNR (trap, spay/neuter, return) programs to implement effective nonlethal cat management.
You may love cats.
You may loathe cats.
Either way, you have probably come to same conclusion- there are too many cats!
In fact, in the United States we are euthanizing approximately 500 cats each hour and we have been doing that for over 20 years. So is this a solution?
No, if it were there would be no feral cats!
So what can you do to help end the over population of cats in your community?
First and foremost, spay or neuter your pet cat. Find low cost options in Arizona at The Spay Neuter Hotline
Reduce the amount of free-roaming cats in your neighborhood by implementing a cat management plan of TNR and maintain a neutered, managed colony.