Do you advocate feral cat spay or neuter and release programs?
With no-kill shelters, foster homes, and adoption for cats that are just lost or abandoned and not feral.
It has been duly noted by both shelters and adoption agencies that both cats and dogs have given birth to more of their kind than there are people to adopt them as pets. While I do not condone putting any animal to death just for the sake of killing, I do advocate the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs to control their population to eliminate the unnecessary deaths of overpopulation which some agencies condone.
Because feral cats can often disrupt the environment in which they suddendly find themselves, yes, I do advocate spaying and neutering feral cats. They should then be released, however, it would be wise to put them in an environment native to their own specific species.
yes.With all the humane programs. Spaying or nueturing is the best answer.
Yes, absolutely, otherwise the cat population explodes and the cats most likely end up being caught by animal control, where they are inevitably executed.
Yes. Always yes.
If the cats are more comfortable in the wild and can't be tamed, then they're fine in the wild as long as they're not procreating every 3 months.
If a cat is unable to be passive toward a human or humans, then I am okay with the idea. Its better then killing them. Most feral cats only live to be 6 years old on average do to feline aids/HIV and the dangers of the world. If a cat is able to be nice and live in doors with a human caretaker then there is no reason they should be left on the street. My fiance' and I actually took in a stray cat. He was around 2 years old, not neutered but he is the sweetest cat. He got a chunk bit out his neck and my mom actually took him to the vet and he got fixed and stitched up. He had to remain in doors till he healed... needless to say, he stayed with us and never left. We love him very much and thats all he wanted, love, a warm place to sleep and food.
I am very much for spaying and neutering feral cats; however, I have been rescuing cats for well over 15 years and believe that it is better to bring a cat indoors instead of leaving it outside where it is inevitable that it will be hit by a car or be infected by one of the incurable diseases spread between feral cats through urine and passed between mom and newborns. I have taken in feral cats that I only see when they eat or use the litter box. After many years some of them decide they would like to be in the same room and on occasion I have had some that have realized that they actually like the companionship they have with a human. It may take years, but when it happens, it feels like a miracle and there is no greater feeling than this.
Yes. I would prefer if the animals could be placed in homes after they're spayed or neutered, but with feral cats that's not always possible. I think that programs that "fix" the animals and then release them are better than nothing. At least this way they won't continue to add to the problem of homeless animals by continuing to reproduce.
Yes, I do. In fact, we have a feral colony behind the shop where I work and we trap the adults and have them neutered and release them back into their colony. If we can catch the kittens young enough, we take them home and tame them, then we find them homes. I have one named Larry.
Hell, I'd advocate feral cat hunting season if it were on the table.
Lots of good answers from caring persons. Keep up the good cat rescue work. If interested in bringing lost cats in from the cold, google on
cat rescue OR adopt OR adoption OR foster
and add the name of your town, county, or state.
Or organize. Here are sample programs:
http://www.felinesandfriends.org/conten … zation.htm
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