Under pressure, Iowa town rescinds bounty on feral cats

chuckslayer

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Probably ought to double or triple the bounty for live caught cats..then ask the "alley cat allies"to either buy the caught cats or back off.
 

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Neuter and release doesn't work. Cat colonies are not fixed (pun intended). They get new arrivals that aren't fixed. So if you were to sterilize all the cats in a colony up front, in several years the neutered cats are dead and fertile ones replace them. Unless you have a huge fund for constant sterilization. It's a noble idea in theory, but it''s a pretty self-righteous one as well. Your promoting one species over another while claiming to love all animals. Plenty of animals suffer at the hands of cats. A permanent reduction in cats (euthanization) is the logical if not warm and fuzzy answer.
 

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On Maui, the neuter release program is working. Since its inception about 10 years ago, the number or cats being turned in to our Humane Society has started to decline. This was not so prior to the start of the program. You are correct in that it is not a one time catch, neuter and release. The colonies are constantly monitored and any newcomers trapped and fixed.
 

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There was a real problem with Feral Cats in a Town in Northern California where my Uncle lived.
He and I took care of it with 22's.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (haiku_Rodney @ Mar 20 2008, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
On Maui, the neuter release program is working. Since its inception about 10 years ago, the number or cats being turned in to our Humane Society has started to decline. This was not so prior to the start of the program. You are correct in that it is not a one time catch, neuter and release. The colonies are constantly monitored and any newcomers trapped and fixed.[/b]
The program might be working at cutting down the new recruitment of cats into the colony, or at cutting down the number of cats that are brought to your shelter, but it has no positive effect at all on reducing the impact the feral/stray cats have on your local wildlife.

I would be happy if they worked out a biological control for cats and wiped house cats and all from the face of the earth.

We have a great program here that is on every year now

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Feral 500 Conservation Hunting Prize

The Outdoor Life Radio Program, in association with Scorpion Global Gun Safes, are pleased to announce an Australia wide $500 feral cat bounty hunt.

It is well known how much damage feral cats do to our native fauna, especially to ground-nesters. It is also well known there are no predators of any significance to feral cats in Australia.

During the month of March 2008, hunters will be encouraged to shoot any feral cats they see while out hunting and then send a photo as proof of the kill to the Outdoor Life Show, 319 High Street, Prahran, Vic. 3181 or email to Outdoorlife@hotkey.net.au

The photos will not be published. They are just as proof so the hunter can be entered into the draw. The winner take all prize is a Scorpion Global 5 firearm gun safe ($250) plus 2 trigger locks ($50), delivered to your door no matter where you live in Australia. Also included in the prize are 2 Scotch predator calls from Alcock and Pierce Melb ($100) plus $100 cash from the show.

The details of the bounty lottery will be broadcast starting next Wednesday 5th March. The competition closes at the end of March and the winner will be announced on the following Outdoor Life show on 3WBC 94.1fm (Wednesday's 6.45am - 10 am)

This is a great opportunity to involve all licensed shooters in conservation hunting. The inaugural 2007 feral cat award was a big success and we expect the 2008 ones to be the same.

Additional information can be received by calling Bill Davey on 0415 66 21 22 .[/b]
 

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In the are I live we have a small community of feral cats...no rats or mice...I like that! We also have some raccoons, that keep the cats in check, so we are all happy! LOL
 

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The only effective medicine for feral cats is..Federal pills or CCI capsules..
 

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We also have some raccoons, that keep the cats in check, so we are all happy! LOL
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Racoons keeping cats in check. That is LOL's!
 


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