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National Feral Cat Day Didn’t Go As Planned

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feral cat with a Golden-crowned Kinglet by Isaac Grant. Pity the poor souls at Alley Cat Allies. So on 16 October, which Alley Cat Allies has turned into “National Feral Cat Day,” local governments got an earful. After all, someone is taking care of all those cats, right? Example one?

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An Open Letter to Outdoor/Feral Cat Supporters

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Dear Outdoor Cat Owners/Feral Cat Supporters, Does the photo above sicken you? I’m allergic to cats, but in my lifetime I’ve rescued five of them. The last one, who took up residence under my house on a frigid January afternoon, is now a friend’s happy, healthy indoor cat. Is it the fault of the cats?

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A Non-Lethal Solution for Both Wildlife and Feral Cats

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What can be done to solve the intractable problem of wildlife and feral cats? Peter, who lives in New York State, noticed two feral cats living near his house. Peter, who loves cats, has saved two of them from the normally short and brutal life of a feral cat. Ask Peter Paonessa.

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Feral Cats More Important Than Humans?

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Be careful if you cross the feral cat freaks – they might protest your business, sue you, and drive you to suicide. Such was the sad fate of a New York City veterinarian who refused to release a stray cat she treated back to a feral cat freak who planned to release the cat back into a feral cat colony.

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Feral Cats in American Cities

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The other day, Minneapolis, Minnesota passed a feral cat ordinance. So I put together a “carnival” (of sorts) of Feral Cat Ordinances and Issues that samples current events across the US. From the Star Tribune : Feral cats win a round at Minneapolis City Hall. What would success look like?

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Outdoor/Feral Cat Problem? Call the SWAT Team

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This is what we need for birds, whose rights as government-protected species are violated every day by free-roaming cats. Thanks to groups like Alley Cat Allies, outdoor and feral cats have become above the law. Outdoor/feral cat people are bullies who prey on people unable to fight back, just as their cats do with birds.

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Feral Cat Advocates Lie

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I am so sick of the feral cat colonies that infest so many locations that I like to bird. And while I am sick of the cat colonies I am even more sick of the deluded people who believe that by feeding feral cats they are somehow helping them. Outdoor cats live short, ugly, violent lives.