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TNR Feral Cat Rescue Goal In Sight!

Updated on October 29, 2009

Animals of the World Are Everybody's Business

Me, thanking the world for signing my petition to save Feral Cats: Maui ocean geographically speaking!
Me, thanking the world for signing my petition to save Feral Cats: Maui ocean geographically speaking!
Baby Girl, rescued from San Diego, CA. Alley
Baby Girl, rescued from San Diego, CA. Alley
BooBoo Zoo Maui, Hawaii a Rescue Zoo nonprofit
BooBoo Zoo Maui, Hawaii a Rescue Zoo nonprofit
Save The Cats
Save The Cats

Thank You World!

Oh, I'm so emotional these days about these dang cats! I'm working to save their lives. They are wild animals in every sense of the word, but they can become domesticated with patience, and of course, a bowl of food and water goes a long ways to domesticate anything at all I suppose.

This hub is to announce I have received in only 2 days 93 signatures on my petition from every part of the world. I am amazed at all the countries listed with people supporting my endeavor to save the cats. My goal is to get 1,000 signatures, then I will send the petition to the target, Arizona legislatures. The program I want to get implemented is called TNR, primarily for Feral cat overpopulation problems for Arizona.

Already 28 states of the Union have this program. T stands for Trap, Neuter, Release.

The animal is allowed to live out it's life instead of being killed. But it takes funding by the government. I am learning about other state programs, in case I have to produce documents that this TNR program works, and saves taxpayers money in the long run, over the current solution of merely putting them into a gas chamber (yes, I've heard of this) or giving them a shot of something which means they go to sleep forever and never beg for a handout from any human being again.

Yes, this is going to work. I just have to maintain the vision. May take a few days or months, but certainly not years. These cats don't have years, that's the issue. I believe they breed twice a year, and that's the reason they can seem so disposable to society, that people overload the shelters and there's not enough people willing to adopt a cat. So poof. Yet 28 states have taken notice, the rest will certainly follow suit at some time.

For instance one signor informed me Florida has a bill to be filed in the legislature this very month and year, making it easy for folk to round up these wild cats and fix them, so that the killing can cease.

Makes me wonder would the world ever run out of cats? That would be totally hard to imagine, we would simply be reducing the numbers of homeless, hungry, perhaps sickly cats, as well extending their life span by fixing them, which lifespan is around 18 yrs I hear.

Regarding this silly question, there's this thing called the vacuum effect. It's most curious. I researched it on the net. Here's the story: perhaps it's like the universe hates a vacuum?

Well, they have been noticing what happens with the catch and kill method of control, at least, as concerning cats. Let's take the 2 yr study: They caught and killed 500 cats, probably it was more like 5,000 in reality, but they must have not got them all, (no wonder, ever try to catch one of these rascals?) in as little as a year, 500 additional cats are mysteriously born to the cats that didn't get caught, thus the vacuum effect. It's like mother nature is trying to speak here, the cat is here to stay whether you like it or not!

Humm, heard a song once "the cat came back, the very next day, we thought he was a goner, but the cat came back.."

I have 93 signatures. I'm still sitting here bragging. I did that. But no, this is just the right thing to do, to fix them, but not kill them. It's the humane thing to do. And I don't feel so alone in my efforts because my friends are behind me shoving me forward. That's the way I feel.

Oh yehaw! Fixnation is my inspiration. Although they are too far away from Arizona for my personal needs, anyone with a stray cat problem will be accommodated in Los Angeles, Ca at this clinic. From what I heard, it's free to fix a stray cat, however I'm sure donations of any measure are gratefully accepted. They also have a website.

A signer told me in Chicago, the charge is a mere $10 to fix a cat. I'm thinking feral cats but I'm also thinking those with a low income who own a cat that is needing to be fixed, but perhaps they could not afford it until they learn of this program. Attention: this is educational, in that the public must be informed that domesticated cats, with low income families can and do mix with feral cats in the streets. The more programs like this fixnation, and the Florida bill, the more people with unfixed cats will take advantage of this opportunity to help save the lives of unwanted pets.

I don't think giving your cat a curfew when it goes out at night will work. If you hear yowling outside your bedroom window late at's too late for prevention!

You guys..One of my cats I think is pregnant already. I mean, she's not my cat..OK?! She just uses my home for a restaurant. She sleeps under the empty mobile across the way. I really, really got to get rolling on this bill.

thanks for the read. I think it's gonna happen here. Sooner or later.

Later addition: I forgot to tell you, last night I went in to sing Karaoke as usual, and the barmaid told me this story. I have been working on her to take one of my feral cats, and she was worried her 3 yr old might get scratched by the kitten. So I tamed one for her. It won't scratch now. However, before I could offer my gift, she told me the other night she was in the parking lot and some kittens had been dumped off in the parking lot!

They ran up to any human they could find. She says the little guy she took in fits right into the family! I was glad about that, but sad I couldn't give her one of mine. It's sad when people just dump the kittens anywhere. Yet they must have known, they would have a chance in the parking lot that they wouldn't have in animal control.

Geez. cuss...mumble..mumble..This is how it is here but it's gonna change. Soon I hope. Oh, and I met another karaoke singer who left his pregnant cat in an alley here, because his room mates said he couldn't have a cat and still live there. Wow. Pray for me.


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    • LaughingRain profile imageAUTHOR

      Alysia McAlister 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      up to around 400 signatures. looks like my first step is just getting 2 fixed for free in town, then hauling the rest to out of town places. which the idea of the petition is to make it convenient for low income folks to get their pets fixed right in town, including the wild guys too...

    • LaughingRain profile imageAUTHOR

      Alysia McAlister 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      it certainly can become a problem. the neighbors around them won't stand for it.

    • Mike Dennis profile image

      Mike Dennis 

      8 years ago

      Very informative hub. I enjoyed it. You go< CAT WOMAN!! You espouse a worthy cause. I have a friend down the street whose neighbors has about 30 cats in their yard, under the house etc. It's becoming a problem. Guess they need to talk to you. Keep up the good humane/feline work....

    • LaughingRain profile imageAUTHOR

      Alysia McAlister 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      174 signatures and some inspirational comments included. I never thought I'd be called a good citizen! sounds nice. dreamed about tiny white fuzzy kittens last night. was looking for homes for them. goal is to get 1,000 signatures.

    • LaughingRain profile imageAUTHOR

      Alysia McAlister 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      107 so far! btw folks, I use Flea Free food supplement and it works. 100% natural. consists of sterile water, vinegar, garlic, citrus and herbs.

      takes from 3 days to 2 weeks to see results. It inhibits the protein the female flea needs to lay eggs.

      it's cheaper than the current popular flea treatments and safer for young and older pets, which if u read labels, chemicals can and do cause side effects in pets.


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