34.Dead cats found ‘shot in box’ Richmond, Va. www.wtvr.com/2014/01/17/caretaker-finds-feral-cats-shot-behind-chesterfield-shopping-center/
35. Decapitated cat 6-20-11-Columbus, GA. www.wtvm.com/story/14943429/by-taylor-barnhill-
36. Suffering of cats. www.nyshumane.org/articles/problemsTNR.htm
37. Peta, No-Kill’ Label Slowly Killing Animals. www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/animal-shelters/kill-label-slowly-killing-animals/
14. hoarding: feeding many strays is the first step to hoarding - www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/11/20/first-step-toward-hoarding-feeding-many-strays.html
15. Save a Pet program Animal Control, page 13 - www.columbusga.org/PublicWorks/Animal_Control/pdfs/acc.pdf
How would you like for your neighborhood to look like this?
A few sterilized cats dumped back out on the streets under TNR is not an equal swap for one child blinded by toxoplasmosis from cat feces touched in a sandbox or park. These cats don't produce kittens, but they are producing tons of disease carrying feces, stinking urine, are health risks for humans, other cats and pets, kill thousands of birds and wild mammals each year, and interfere with the pleasure and use of their property by home owners, residents, and businesses.
17. Evaluation of Feral Cat Management - www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art10/
18.Counting Spays/Neuters, Not Cats. www.animalsheltering.org/resources/magazine/nov_dec_2006/counting_cats.pdf
45. send email to: CTJones @dhr.state.ga.u.s
46. Atlanta - www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=303025
48. Hawaiian Shore Birds nearly Extinct from Cat Predation. www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/130417a.html
49. Feral cats, health, management, wildlife predation,Univ of Nebraska, www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/ec1781/build/ec1781.pdf
Claim - Supporters of TNR assert that managed colonies slowly shrink through attrition. Mathematical models of feral cat populations indicate that 71–94% of a population must be neutered for the population to decline, assuming there is no immigration (Andersen et al. 2004; Foley et al. 2005). This level of neutering and exclusion of additional cats has not been consistently documented in practice. A study of TNR implemented countywide in San Diego showed that feral cat populations had not decreased after 10 years, and a similar result was found after 7 years in Alachua County, Florida, where feral cat populations increased (Foley et al. 2005). Four years of TNR at a colony in London saw the population fluctuate between 19 and 17 with no indication of further decline (Neville 1989). Two colonies subject to TNR in Florida were tracked for over a year and population size of both colonies increased" (Castillo &Clarke 2003"). www.urbanwildlands.org/Resources/2009LongcoreetalConBio.pdf
A Reality for cats under TNR.
22. American Bird Conservancy -The_Science_of_Feral_Cats
23. Gilliam, Colin, DVM, President of the American Assoc of Wildlife Vets. "cat conundrum" , Wildlife Professional, Spring 2011.
This affects us right here, right now, in the Chattachoochee Valley. It is not an impact a world away. Click the link below to view three excellent video clips on the far reaching impact of feral cats on our river and creeks :
Animal control agencies that are pressured to reduce or eliminate euthanasia rates
City council members who vote for TNR. Voting for TNR does not require effort or study, and some councilors who fear retribution in the voting booth if they do not.
Emotional thinkers who make decisions without regard to the consequences of their choices
Cat fanatics who want cats declared protected wildlife
People who confuse feral cats with pet cats
No Kill advocates
Hoarders (redefined as colony caretakers) who are compelled to feed large numbers of roaming cats
Cat food producers and suppliers who profit from the increased demand for cat food resulting from TNR programs, like Petsmart and its subgroup, Petsmart Charities, which gives high dollar awards to cities for implementing TNR programs (50.)
Wild Birds (estimates are between 1.7 and 3.8 BILLION per year and small mammals (up to 20 BILLION per year); some species of birds are being driven to extinction by cat predation (51.)
Feral and roaming cats who are killed or injured by cars, diseases, and human cruelty (52.)
Humans and pets infected by cat parasites and diseases (53.)
Environment – water supplies and land polluted from the runoff of cat urine and feces (54)
Commercial property owners and businesses (55. - 60.)
Neighborhood residents and homeowners whose right to the use and pleasure of their property has been restricted by TNR (55. - 60)
People who want fair laws that govern equitably and less government regulation in their lives
People who have stopped attracting birds to their yards because they are tired of burying birds’ legs and squirrel tails
People whose cars are damaged by feral cats and who are forced to endure the odor of cat urine pervading the air around their homes. (55. - 60)
59. Vets form group to oppose TNR - http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Failed-TNR-legislation-in-Fla-prompts-tense-debate/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/813071
Not very much! In Columbus, a property owner or resident has two options to protect his or her property from feral and roaming cats:
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