September 16, 2014

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County animal rescue agencies have cats and kittens to spare

ELYRIA — Friendship Animal Protective League shelter is bursting at its seams with kittens and cats, and staff and volunteers are worried about finding homes for 365 felines.

The Friendship APL shows off some of the many cats and kittens available for adoption. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

The Friendship APL shows off some of the many cats and kittens available for adoption. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

They hope a reduction in the adoption price might get things moving.

“Every cage in our facility is full, so we have cats and kittens coming out of our ears,” said Greg Willey, the group’s executive director.

Kittens normally cost $40 to adopt, but will be discounted to $20 Thursday to Sunday, Willey said. Cats cost $10 to adopt, he said. For more information, call 322-4321.

The animals are neutered, have their shots and have been tested for feline leukemia. The shelter at 8303 Murray Ridge Road is open 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

A mild winter combined with an already-large feral cat population left the cat population multiplying, according to Willey and David McClelland, who helps operate 4 Pets Clinic, which offers low-cost spay-and-neuter services.

Both Willey and McClelland took part in Tuesday’s rescue of 20 cats and kittens from the Floral Court home of Annie Hallman in Elyria.

The scene was heartbreaking, they said.

There were feces and urine throughout the home, including on beds.

The body of a recently deceased kitten was found, along with some piles of fur and bones of undetermined origin, possibly of kittens or cats, Willey said.

There were several overflowing litter boxes but no fresh litter, and all of the animals had respiratory problems, McClelland said.

Willey said the APL will not charge Hallman, who was overwhelmed by the cats that originated from when she began caring for several cats that belonged to her late son.

“We want to reach out to these people,” Willey said.

Cats and kittens have also been in the minds of tender-hearted people after the June 10 shooting of five feral kittens in the backyard of a home in North Ridgeville by Humane Officer Barry Accorti.

Willey said the situation was regrettable. He said the APL has taken the opportunity to open a productive dialogue with North Ridgeville officials over more humane methods of dealing with feral cats.

Any homeowner or neighborhood facing a similar problem with feral cats may borrow “Have a Heart Traps” after leaving a small deposit with the APL, Willey said.

The APL has been spaying or neutering dozens of cats every Thursday to get them ready for adoption, Willey said.

McClelland’s group offers low-cost spaying and neutering at its facility at 38391 Chester Road. For more information on its services, which are available to the general public, call 934-5353 or visit 4PetsClinic.com.

McClelland said experts say each female cat can be expected to produce 10 kittens, so the organization has saved some 110,000 cats from being born by spaying or neutering some 11,000 cats over the past six years.

Neighbors often pool resources to come up with the $40 cost to spay or neuter a feral cat in their community, McClelland said.

The general public also is welcome to take advantage of the low-cost spay-and-neutering services, as well as other veterinarian services, he said.

“I have people who can barely afford the $40 cost of neutering,” McClelland said.

Contact Cindy Leise at 329-7245 or cleise@chroniclet.com.


  • TheDon Corleone

    how sickening.

  • hottamomma

    send them to china, they know exactly what to do with them. they can feed hungry children there

    • Woodsman001

      Now now, you know why I object to this. If an opossum can die from eating a diseased dead cat, that doesn’t bode well for the safety of anyone who prepares cats for dinner (or even dressing cats for the use of their furs (I always thought that phrase silly, it would be UNdressing them, wouldn’t i? :-) )).

      Times have changed. I’ve found reports of 4 new deadly diseases that cats spread in the USA that even the CDC had not even listed on their charts of the 2 dozen or so deadly diseases cats spread to humans just 3 short years ago. Cats are getting deadlier to humans in each passing month.

      • Joe Smith

        Do you know a single person killed by a cat?

        • Woodsman001

          Thousands and thousands of them. But not personally. (Thought I did have a friend nearly get rabies, if he wasn’t lucky enough to have a 2×4 within reach while he was working in his garage and the cat entered the open door and attacked him from out of nowhere. The cat wouldn’t stop attacking until he bashed its head to a pulp. He was just glad that his little girl was inside with her own cat and didn’t have to see him do that. Or worse, have the cat attack her without him being there to save her from it.)

          But I suppose an anecdote isn’t good enough for you. Okay. Here’s a fun one (of hundreds that are just plague related):
          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8059908

          Then of course we can add in all those still-births, miscarriages, microcephaly, and hydrocephaly that cats’ Toxoplasmosis gondii parasites cause in human infants. You can get those listings from any hospital. Or all the people that died later in their life from the now-permanent Toxoplasma gondii cysts in their brains that attacked them after their immune systems became compromised (from HIV, chemo, or immunosuppressive therapies for grafts and transplants etc.). Never once realizing that what actually killed them was the time they were 3 years old playing in a sandbox with cat-feces in it and the cats’ shat-out parasite crawled in their brain to hide there until it could kill them many decades later (or if lucky, only make them permanently blind).

          Oh, another fun side-effect of T. gondii. Did you know that women infected with it are 1.5X’s more likely to commit suicide than the general population? Even though they’ve never had any symptoms of mental or emotional illness. And here’s the fun part. When they do commit suicide they are nearly 2X’s (1.8X’s to be exact) more likely to commit more violent forms of suicide. Leaping to their deaths, throwing themselves into traffic, or slitting their throats, etc. No gentle not waking up from an overdose for a Toxo-brained woman. No siree! It’s gotta be bold and gruesome! Can we count those deaths too? After-all, without their cat, this parasite cannot reproduce. The cat physiology is directly required for the reproduction of this parasite, it is Toxoplasma gondii’s primary host animal. No cats = no parasite.

          Not including of course, all the other deadly diseases that cats transmit by their scratches and bites. You can also find fatalities for any of those.

          And if you want to step outside of the disease realm, then check into auto-insurance and life-insurance claims, where thousands of people die yearly (or get lifelong debilitating injuries) from swerving their vehicles in trying to miss free-roaming cats.

          There needs to be a new bumper-sticker: “FLATTEN A CAT — SAVE A LOVING FAMILY OF 4″

          Is that enough examples for you? Want more?

          • Joe Smith

            Thousands have been killed by lightning too so it would take a lot more to justify killing cats on the spot.
            A Lot of people are killed by dogs too

          • Woodsman001

            Free-roaming dogs are shot-dead in the countryside. This is why feral dog-packs are a rarity in the country. It is mandatory by law in nearly every state to shoot any dog that is seen harassing wildlife when not under direct supervision of the owner during hunting season.

            We prevent lightning strike deaths by not going out with a lightning-rod in our hands during thunderstorms. We prevent death by cats’ diseases by hygienically shooting and burying every last free roaming cat.

            Are you saying we shouldn’t protect ourselves from lightning strikes either?

            Moron much? LOL

          • guest

            Please don’t feed the demons. Always the same group just ready to pounce on anyone who say good things about cats. Some even sign in as a guest to give themselves a like vote.

          • Woodsman001

            Projecting your own deceptive methods to the world?

          • Angie

            I find that absolutely amazing woodsman (and it almost renders me speechless when i think about this) considering just how dangerous the parasite is itself, that for decades cat-lickers have been able to let their cats freely roam and defecate on others gardens and areas where their children play, that they have been allowed to do this for decades, the government allowing them, and no one allowed any recourse by law, and that by law cat owners are allowed to do this and that (even more bizarely) the ones who dont have the cats and get it in their gardens etc, could end up in trouble by environmental health if they dont clear it up, not the cat owners themselves! Just considering how dangerous the parasite is and the disease and fatalities it causes, shouldent they be charged with crimes against humanity? And another thing that bothers me, why have the government allowed this for decades? Yet they got owners to control dogs by law when cat feces is more dangerous than dog feces

          • Angie

            This is just a glimpse into the masses of people in UK who suffer from their cat-loving neighbours behaviours http://www.mykp.co.uk/my-thoughts/i-hate-cats-shit/

            You probably wont be suprised, but you will find the councils statement reply to be absolutely ludicrous (from the person who worte to his local council to complain)

          • Woodsman001

            Don’t ask me! Ask the government and all world-health organizations. I suspect there’s some major cat-lickers sitting at the top desks. I was amazed that when I went online to find out why those opossum died from feeding it a shot-dead cat (what started out this whole investigation into the worldwide ecological disaster that cat-lickers are causing), is that people have been dying from The Plague in the USA, for the LAST 2 DECADES. A deadly disease that people thought had disappeared for centuries. Have you heard about this on your nightly news yet? I guess if you don’t want to die from cat-transmitted plague then you have to search it out on your own.

          • Angie

            No i havent heard this on news over here, Is this only in the USA about the last two decades of plague?

          • Woodsman001

            It’s not an epidemic (yet), because there is an antibiotic that can save a person’s life IF THEY GET IT IN TIME. But many doctors and clinics aren’t even aware that cats are spreading the plague, thinking that it no longer exists, and don’t even know how to treat it — so some people die before they are correctly diagnosed and correctly treated in time. The epidemic happens when the only known antibiotics that work are eventually out-adapted by the plague bacteria — effectively breeding a super-strain of plague (like many super-bacteria now show up in hospitals, the only place you can contract them).

            Add in the FACT that cats attract rodents right to them if cats infect rodents with their Toxoplasma gondii parasite. Cats (due to centuries of being selectively bred by humans) are genetically predisposed to seek out human habitation now. So what happens? The cats urinate everywhere to mark the furthest reaches of their territories, attracting plague carrying rodents from far and wide right to your homes. The cats contract the plague on the first plague-carrying rodent they come in contact with, and then transmit the plague right to any other cats, other animals, or humans that they hang around. A cat just catching another warm-blooded animal and letting it escape from the cats’ play, could also transmit the plague to other animals, creating even more plague-carrying living vectors far and wide.

            If any of this comes to pass, even in part, you’ll see a plague the likes of which have never existed before. I’m slightly surprised it hasn’t happened yet. Everything is in place, the stage is set, for “The Perfect Plague”. Especially with an already strained health-care system that couldn’t afford to provide treatment for everyone the plague infects. If all 90-180 million free-roaming cats in the USA contract the plague, they could easily infect the whole 314 million humans of the USA all at once. Especially with cats’ penchant for attracting other cats. In times of emergency the medical system would be cutting corners by using minimal antibiotics to stretch resources — which is THE VERY THING THAT WOULD CREATE SUPER-PLAGUE. If you don’t completely destroy the bacteria in each infected body with enough antibiotic then only the strongest plague bacteria survive. How super-bacteria are created.

            I just think it’s fun to prove to cat-lickers that they have NO RIGHT ON EARTH to run around manipulatively scare-mongering by telling everyone that if we don’t let their cats live then we could all die of the plague. (One of their most popular LIES they’ve been telling for decades.)

            When, IN FACT, the EXACT OPPOSITE of that is the FAR FAR greater possibility.

          • Angie

            Woodsman i have something to share with you i know i can talk to you about this as i dont trust any other information sources (at least you are honest and dont hold back!)

            I have read information on toxoplasmosis on several pages from the UK, i read about this a long time ago, but they generally have this stance that ‘toxoplasmosis causes no symptoms in healthy adults, so its ok that thousands become infected with a dangerous parasite that creates cysts in the brain’ Are they saying that because the cysts lay dormant in the brain and cause nothing unless the immune system becomes compromised. then thats ok?! Its outrageous and disgraceful that thousands of people are picking up this serious parasite which will kill many in later life,and they state its ok. Woodsman how is it possibly ok for health professionals and the government to allow thousands of humans to become infected with a dangerous parasite which is set to kill you in later life unless you are lucky?

            I also dont understand the attitude of people in the UK. The government and councils should be up to their eyeballs in complaints and petitions from angry people who are worried for the health of them and their families, yet no one is rallying for their health and rights, they just put up with it and buy deterrents. I can imagine this was different in the US and that the government has received lots of complaints to the subject of the public’s health?

            Could it be that the UK public have not been educated to the full extent about this parasite, have the government and health agencies played it down?

            Also could the figures be much higher, considering how easy it is for the parasite to be spread by accidental hosts? (wildlife that forage on the ground and pick up the parasite and visit each garden, etc)

            And if you have a next door neighbour who has someone else’s cats defecating in her garden (not her cats but she still has the cats of some sociopath using her garden as a litter tray) how likely is it that you will pick up the parasite just by living next door?

          • Woodsman001

            In most cases health departments of the USA are more enlightened, but not all. (Again, if some cat-licker is head of that department in that county or state, they turn a blind toxo-brained eye. Understand that each and every county and state has their own independently ran health-departments. There is no “one ring that rules them all”. Advise — yes, rule — no.)

            There is one interesting case awhile back, where a woman who ran a holistic health-clinic for pregnant women also had a colony of feral cats on her premises that she was feeding (rented business space). This supposedly enlightened woman didn’t even care that the presence of those cats were a direct threat to the unborn children of her clients. The building-owner and health department got wind of this, and had to get the cats destroyed because it violated all health-codes in that town. Amazingly, the women in that program actually fought AGAINST the removal of these cats that could cause the deaths of their very own children! This is just how psychotic cat-lickers are.

            In most cases, saner heads prevail and cats are destroyed. In most cases, once a TNR cat-hoarder brings any kind of media attention at all to their colony, for whatever reason; publicity, or to save them from being relocated …. the eventual outcome is that all their cats are destroyed. TNR practices are on the fringe of all existing laws. There’s not much that gives them any kind of legal protection whatsoever to continue their ILLEGAL practices. Many laws could be thrown at them, but who has the time to deal with a bunch of psychotic women? And if some TNR colony “mysteriously” disappears overnight … all officials just look the other way. Claiming their cats all mysteriously “died of attrition”, just like they wanted them to all along, as written in TNR guidelines and practices. :-)

            Without going into a lengthy biological explanation, some of your information about how T. gondii is spread is in error (no doubt having been colored by cat-lickers relentless and pervasive lies on the internet who are trying to blame every other animal on earth BUT their cats). NO OTHER SPECIES OF ANIMAL ON EARTH (other than native wild feline species, which are far and few between, and rarely around human habitation), ONLY CATS can spread T. gondii by the oocysts in an animal’s feces. (The rare case being if another animal eats infected cat-feces, then the cat-shed oocysts can pass through that non-feline animal.)

            The oocyst shedding phase of this parasite’s complex 2-stage life-cycle is WHOLLY dependent on cat physiology. Other animals become infected ONLY with the asexual phase of this parasite. What this means is that NO OTHER ANIMAL CAN TRANSMIT THIS PARASITE TO ANOTHER EXCEPT DURING DIRECT FLESH AND FLUID CONTACT WITH THAT INFECTED ANIMAL. This is why your dinner-meats (herbivores) cannot contract this parasite from any other animal but cat-shat oocysts. Herbivores do not eat meat. And as for birds, unless that bird is a carnivore, it too cannot contract this parasite in any other way than the oocysts that cats leave in the soils and waters from their feces. Unless you eat an undercooked bird or other animal that is infected with this parasite, you cannot contract it just from that animal defecating in your yard. ONLY THE CAT CAN TRANSMIT THIS PARASITE IN THIS MANNER. This is a CATS’ PARASITE. The CAT is this parasite’s one and only primary host animal for its sexual phase of reproduction! (i.e. The creation of millions of self-surviving oocysts (parasite-seeds) into the environment, far and wide.)

            If you removed all cats the parasite would be effectively sterilized from reproducing. It would cease to exist after the lifetime of one herbivore that became infected with the asexual stage, or the lifetimes of 1 herbivore + 1 carnivore that ate that infected herbivore. Once the final infected carnivore dies, the parasite BECOMES NO MORE. Its existence ends there. UNLESS a cat comes along to touch the flesh and fluid of an infected carnivore — then millions of more oocysts are shed into the environment again, to start this parasitic nightmare all over again.

            The likelihood of you getting this parasite from a neighbor’s yard where another’s cat has defecated is proportional to how much contact you make with anything from the soils and waters in her yard. Does she share her garden vegetables or flowers with you? Do you shake hands after she’s been digging in her garden? Then you are at risk. If you should experience a period of dry weather and the soils dry out, the oocysts can be carried on the breeze into that glass of lemonade in your hand or into your mouth while yawning.

            You really need to be asking these questions of your health departments. Not me. Let them try to explain away their criminal negligence.

            (I cringe when you ask me these questions directly, because it really is a large waste of my valuable time. Most of these things you could have learned on your own, as I did from freely available documentation on the internet. Just avoid any documentation associated with or handed-out by any cat-licker groups and you’ll find the truth behind it all.)

          • Angie

            As people are dying from diseases from free-roaming cats, then the cat advocate places should be shut down and charged with crimes against humanity

          • Angie

            Oh not to mention charged with crimes against wildlife also

    • Zen Grouch

      I’d rather feed my children feral cats than baby formula and food tainted with lead and other toxic goodies.

      • Greg White

        Look at this wack job!^^^^^^^^^^

        • You’re Crazy

          Failure to recognize sarcasm.

  • Corinne Jaenke

    Its nice to see that places like the APL admit we have a feral cat problem but what are they doing to number 1 educate the public about how to take care of the issue. Moving them or euthinizing will not work as more cats will just move in. Why nt show up tonight at 7PM at city hall to meet with the group of citizen trying to restart the TNR program? it was a success 4 years ago so lets get it going and continue to ove along! We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping or has a feral/stray cat problem in their neighborhood to attend and would love to see Greg Wiley there. He has knowledge and resources we could use! We want the city to fund this and just need those who have experiance with the program to help out.

    • Woodsman001

      If it was a success 4 years ago, why does the problem remain and is now even worse? Moron much?

      Here’s how these delusional, self-serving, and uneducated TNR-advocates are destroying all life on the planet.

      The TNR CON-GAME

      FACT: Trap & Kill failed because cats cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control.

      FACT: Trap, Neuter, & Re-Abandon (TNR) is an even bigger abject failure because these man-made ecological disasters cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control, and they also continue to cruelly annihilate all native wildlife (from the smallest of prey up to the top predators that are starved to death), and the cats continue to spread many deadly diseases that they carry today — FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO VACCINES AGAINST THEM. Many of which are even listed as bioterrorism agents. (Such as Tularemia and The Plague — Yes, people have already died from cat-transmitted plague in the USA. No fleas nor rats even required. The cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.)

      FACT: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY _NOTHING_ HUMANE ABOUT TNR. Nearly every last TNR’ed cat dies an inhumane death by road-kill, from cat and animal attacks, environmental poisons, starvation, dehydration, freezing to death, infections, parasites, etc. And if very very lucky humanely shot to death or re-trapped and drowned (the two most common methods employed on all farms and ranches to protect their gestating livestock’s offspring and valuable native wildlife dying from cats’ Toxoplasmosis parasites). This doesn’t begin to count the thousands of defenseless native animals that cats skin alive and disembowel alive for their daily and hourly play-toys. The only difference in destroying cats immediately and humanely instead of trapping, sterilizing, then releasing them to an inhumane death; is that money isn’t going into an HSUS or SPCA board-member’s pocket, veterinarian’s pocket, cat-food company CEO’s pocket, or a drug-company CEO’s pocket. And that’s the ONLY difference!

      FACT: These manipulative, deceptive, and deceitful TNR proponents are now clipping cats ears ONLY. WITHOUT vaccinations nor sterilizing them. They do this to save money and protect their outdoor hoarded cat colonies from being trapped and euthanized by the state because the clipped-ear shows officials that they have been sterilized and vaccinated. Why pay $140 for each cat and all that time when just a trap and a simple snip of scissors on each one can also protect their hoarded cats from being destroyed? (I have absolute proof of this.)

      FACT: Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any other caused by man. Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from run-off carrying cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found. From smallest of prey gutted and skinned alive for cats’ tortured play-toys, up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own lands not long ago.)

      FACT: Hunted To Extinction (or in this case, extirpation of all outdoor cats) is the ONLY method that is faster than a species like cats can exponentially out-breed and out-adapt to. Especially a man-made invasive species like these cats that can breed 2X-4X’s faster than any naturally occurring cat-species.

      FACT: In _FOURTEEN_YEARS_ Alley Cat ALL-LIES of NYC have only reduced feral cats in their own city by 0.08% to 0.024% (as the months go on that percentage becomes more insignificant), allowing more than 99.92% to 99.976% to exponentially breed out of control. Here’s how Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES’ deceptive math works: If you TNR 4 cats and 3 get flattened by cars this translates to 75% fewer feral-cats everywhere. Alley Cat ALL-LIES can’t even reduce cats in their own city, yet they promote it as a worldwide solution. Then even bigger fools fall for it and promote it.

      FACT: When researching over 100 of the most “successful” TNR programs worldwide, JUST ONE trapped more than 0.4%. Oregon’s 50,000 TNR’ed cats (the highest rate I found) is 4.9% of all ferals in their state. Yet, by applying population growth calculus on the unsterilized 95.1% they will have trapped only 0.35% of all cats in their state sometime this year. Less than 0.4% is a far cry from the required 75%-85% to be the least bit effective.

      FACT: Their mythical “vacuum effect” is a 100% LIE. A study done by the Texas A&M University proved that any perceived “vacuum” is just the simple case that CATS ATTRACT CATS. Get rid of them all and there’s no cats there to attract more. I proved this myself by shooting and burying hundreds of them on my own lands. ZERO cats replaced them FOR NEARLY FOUR YEARS NOW. If you want more cats, keep even one of them around, more will find you. That university study also found that sterilized cats very poorly defend any territory. Non-sterilized cats, being more aggressive, take over the sterilized cats’ resources (shelter & food if any). If there is any kind of “vacuum effect” at all, it is that sterilizing cats cause non-sterilized cats to restore the reproductive void.

      FACT: During all this investigation I have discovered something that is unfaltering without fail. Something that you can bet your very life on and win every last time. That being — IF A TNR CAT-HOARDER IS TALKING THEN THEY ARE LYING. 100% guaranteed!

      • Corinne Jaenke

        First off you do not sound in the least bit intelligent calling someone a moron. moving on however. TNR has worked in the area where it was done. They went from 20 cats to now 4. The program was stopped which is why it is not working in other places because no one is doing TNR You can believe what you want but I have to tell you until you can form an itelligent well manner response no one will ever take you seriously.

        • Woodsman001

          “Words are a mirror. If a moron peers into them don’t expect a sage to peer back out.”

          Using Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES “advanced math”, I see!

          FACT: In _FOURTEEN_YEARS_ Alley Cat ALL-LIES of NYC have only reduced feral cats in their own city by 0.08% to 0.024% (as the months go on that percentage becomes more insignificant), allowing more than 99.92% to 99.976% to exponentially breed out of control. Here’s how Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES’ deceptive math works: If you TNR 4 cats and 3 get flattened by cars this translates to 75% fewer feral-cats everywhere. Alley Cat ALL-LIES can’t even reduce cats in their own city, yet they promote it as a worldwide solution. Then even bigger fools fall for it and promote it.

          FACT: When researching over 100 of the most “successful” TNR programs worldwide, JUST ONE trapped more than 0.4%. Oregon’s 50,000 TNR’ed cats (the highest rate I found) is 4.9% of all ferals in their state. Yet, by applying population growth calculus on the unsterilized 95.1% they will have trapped only 0.35% of all cats in their state sometime this year. Less than 0.4% is a far cry from the required 75%-85% to be the least bit effective.

  • mj

    send them to N.R. they know how to properly dispose of unwanted pests. BANG! Or better yet, give two cats to every person that suggested the NR animal warden be fired. hahaha. 5 cats killed and its a media blitz, hundreds of cats need a home and nothing. That proves the animal rights ppl are all in it for the press. Where’s Larry? Figured he’d have been waiting in line. hahaha

  • J

    Where are all the animal rights activist that post hundreds of comments about 5 kittens being killed?? They are NO WHERE TO BE FOUND _ How funny is that!! But a man disposes of an issue in the most cost effective manner and they are up in arms and want a guy fired for only doing his job..

    All the save my kitty people out posting for that man to be fired HOW come your not adopting these poor animals??? ??

  • Woodsman001

    I think the worst part of all, anyone associated with TNR aren’t adhering to the mandatory REQUIRED BY LAW SIX-MONTH QUARANTINE for any animal when harvested from the wild and intended for any sector of the pet-trade. This is why rabid kittens are now being adopted direct from shelters. Like this one of hundreds for example, Google for: RABID KITTEN ADOPTED WAKE COUNTY.

    The 10-14 day holding period for bite & scratch cases is ONLY meant to see if they were infectious at the time of the incident, but DOES NOT IN ANY WAY prove that that cat does not have rabies. The incubation period for rabies can be (on average) from 21 to 240 days. And in some cases as much as 11 months. One rare case being 6 years. This is why when you take your pet to another country they MUST quarantine your pet for a MINIMUM of 6 months to be relatively sure (not 100% certain) that you are not bringing rabies into their country. Giving a rabies shot to an animal that already has rabies and has not been quarantined for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FIRST does NOTHING to ensure that that animal does not have rabies!

    But these TNR advocates, and the community-college educated veterinarians with web-based degrees, and the moron shelter managers, and local government “officials” who don’t even have high-school educations, and all those that support them? EACH AND EVERY ONE IS IN *DIRECT* *VIOLATION* OF WELL-ESTABLISHED *NATIONAL* & *INTERNATIONAL* DEADLY-DISEASE CONTAINMENT *LAWS*. They ALL need to be sued so fast, hard, and deep that they never recover from it for the rest of their sorry and criminally negligent lives.

    Or how about this fun one, Google for: RABIES PROMPTS CARLSBAD CAT PROGRAM SUSPENSION TNR

    Rabies Outbreak Caused by TNR! 50+ Pets Euthanized. ALL Stray Cats Destroyed. All livestock destroyed. More than a dozen homeowners pay for their own $3000+ rabies shots.

    Google for: Rabies Outbreak in Westchester County

    Google for: Rabid Kitten Jamestown Exposure

    Now add on top of that that anyone who feeds these cats is training them to approach humans for food (contrary to them always claiming feral cats run from humans). What happens to the child or foolish adult that reaches down to pet or try to pick up that now seemingly friendly “cute kitty”? The wild animal lashes out and bites or scratches the hand that has no food for them.

    Google for: FERAL CAT ATTACK RABIES

    Don’t be surprised at the number of search-hits you get nor the horrendous stories that go with them. The number of suspected rabies cases and the then required mandatory rabies shots for each individual costing them well over $3000 out of their own pockets, has been growing as exponentially fast as cats breed. Ask a vet that released that cat, a cat-feeder, or your local government to pay for your shots and lost work-time and suffering? Neither they, nor shelters, nor the local government who supports TNR carry ONE PENNY of liability insurance for the deadly dangers they are bringing to your communities by allowing them to feed and TNR stray cats. Two recent reports even document rabid cats entering a home through their pet-door and one even came through their ceiling searching for human-supplied foods — one attack so bad it required hospitalization for the family.

  • Woodsman001

    Have you tested your cats for ALL of these zoonotic diseases that they are transmitting to humans? (never-mind the other 2 dozen or so that they spread to other animals and other cats)

    These are just the diseases cats have been spreading to humans, not counting the ones they spread to all wildlife. THERE ARE NO VACCINES against many of these, and are in-fact listed as bio-terrorism agents. They include: Afipia felis, Anthrax, Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae, Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, Chlamydia psittaci (feline strain), Cowpox, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Cutaneous larva migrans, Dermatophytosis, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Neisseria canis, Pasteurella multocida, Plague, Poxvirus, Rabies, Rickettsia felis, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Scabies, Sporothrix schenckii, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasmosis, Trichinosis, Visceral larva migrans, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, Tularemia, and Rat-Bite Fever can now also be added to that list.

    A FEW examples (of thousands):

    Cat-Transmitted PLAGUE:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8059908
    http://www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/07July/072811/webplague.html
    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/oregon-man-suffering-plague-critical-condition-article-1.1094782
    http://www.daily-times.com/ci_20849462/health-department-said-taos-cat-has-plague

    Totally disproving that oft-spewed myth that cats in Europe could have prevented the plague. No rats nor fleas even required. Cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.

    Tularemia:
    http://www.news-gazette.com/news/health/miscellaneous/2011-09-14/cats-savoy-test-positive-rabbit-fever.html
    http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_02fceec6-f695-11e0-b752-001cc4c002e0.html

    Flea-borne Typhus:
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-317133-animals-cases.html

    Hookworm — ruined Miami Businesses:
    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-24/news/fl-miami-beach-hookworms-20101123_1_hookworm-infections-feral-miami-beach

    Cats’ most insidious disease of all, their Toxoplasma gondii parasite they spread through their excrement into all other animals. This is how humans get it in their dinner-meats, cats roaming around stockyards and farms. This is why cats are routinely destroyed around gestating livestock or important wildlife by shooting or drowning them. So those animals won’t suffer from the same things that can happen to the unborn fetus of any pregnant woman. (Miscarriages, still-births, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly.) It can make you blind or even kill you at any time during your life once you’ve been infected. It becomes a permanent lifetime parasite in your mind, killing you when your immune system becomes compromised by disease or chemo and immunosuppressive therapies. It can last over a year in any soils or waters and not even washing your hands or garden vegetables in bleach will destroy the oocysts. Contrary to cat-lickers’ self-deceptive myths, a cat can become reinfected many times during its life and spread millions of oocysts each time. It’s now linked to the cause of autism, schizophrenia, and brain cancers. This parasite is also killing off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from cats’ T. gondii oocysts in run-off from the land, the oocysts surviving even in saltwater.

    Its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are attracted to cat urine.

    http://scitizen.com/neuroscience/parasite-hijacks-the-mind-of-its-host_a-23-509.html

    Cats attract rodents to your home with their whole slew of diseases. If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract diseased rodents to your area. I experienced this phenomenon (as have many others), and all rodent problems disappeared after I shot and buried every last one of hundreds of cats on my lands.

    The time has come to destroy them all whenever spotted away from supervised confinement. There’s no other solution. We have nobody but cat-lickers to thank for this health and ecological disaster. Stray-cats, the very source of all feral-cats, need to be euthanized too or you’ll never be rid of the feral-cat problem.

    • Penny Lynch

      Wow Woodsman, you certainly seem to know it all. Who are you? What is your profession? Or do you spend all your time trolling articles looking to start a “debate”?

      • Woodsman001

        You can look at it this way …. it took me 2 hunting seasons to get rid of every last stray cat on my land, feral, pet, it mattered not. HUNDREDS OF THEM shot and buried. Buried to prevent them from killing any more wildlife even after dead with their diseases.

        I tried to feed a shot-dead cat to some native wildlife and they promptly died from some disease in that cat-meat. Cats truly ARE complete wastes of flesh, they can’t even be used to safely feed native wild animals. Leaving any cat out in nature, alive OR dead, is no better than intentionally poisoning all your native wildlife to death.

        (BTW: You MUST shoot all stray pet cats as well, for they are the very source of all feral cats. You can never train them to stay off your property, but you CAN, in time, train a cat-owner into being a responsible pet-owner. I found you have to make at least 12-15 of their cats permanently disappear before they even begin to learn how to be a responsible pet-owner and a respectable neighbor. They’re VERY slow learners and just that phenomenally stupid — hard to train into being a responsible human. They think all their cats are expendable. They don’t give one damn if they get ran over by cars, die from environmental poisons, cat or other animal attacks, etc.; not even if their cats are being shot to death, as I proved on my own land. They kept adopting and releasing MORE cats even AFTER they knew and heard all their other cats being shot to death. They don’t even give a damn if their cat causes a fatal car accident and a family of four is no more. Clearly they don’t really give one damn about those cats at all, nor any other lives on earth. Cats are just expendable lawn ornaments to them.

        And all thanks to this effort of mine no waste-of-flesh cats have returned to again senselessly destroy any valuable native-wildlife for nearly 4 years now. (Disproving again the cat-lickers’ psychotic “vacuum effect” LIE. Simple reason being: CATS ATTRACT CATS. Get rid of every last one and there’s none there to attract more of them. Should even ONE cat ever show up again? Shoot on sight, A.S.A.P., before it turns into hundreds again.)

        This was accomplished through relentless vigilance and accuracy. I realized that the ONLY way to prevent this from ever happening again was to apply the very same techniques now to those that had caused this local ecological disaster in the very first place. To stop them, for myself and everyone else that has been tormented in life by people just like these mindless cat-lickers online. I’m not going away until every last person that advocates the release of these highly-destructive, native food-chain destroying, deadly-disease spreading, invasive-species cats have been stopped from practicing their criminally-irresponsible behavior. You can count on that.

        Payback’s a b!+ch, B!T¢H! :-)