Sunday, March 18, 2007
In the U.S., more cats are intentionally killed than die of any other documented cause.
Feral cats are born outdoors and have not been socialized. Uncomfortable around humans, they will never be comfortable living in human homes. They make homes in colonies wherever they can find food, be it in alleys or under a boardwalk. On their own without human intervention, breeding is not controlled, and their numbers steadily increase.
Feral cat colonies need to be controlled, but needlessly killing cats is not the answer.
Feral cats are killed daily in animal control facilities because they are unadoptable and animal control officers aren't aware there is a better way.
In reality, the system only provides space for more cats to move in and start the breeding process again. Killing cats is not the answer! Sign this petition today >>http://go.care2.com/e/R6b./fr3c/U1cM
Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the most effective and humane way to manage feral cat colonies. It is a full management plan in which stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated and sterilized by veterinarians.
Kittens and socialized cats are adopted into good homes, and adult feral cats are returned to their familiar habitat where they can live healthy lives under the lifelong care of volunteers.
Sign this petition to make it clear that you want the killing of feral cats to stop!