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Message 966585 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 6:24:19 UTC
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All very true Mark.
I regularly donate to my local SPCA shelter, where I have adopted 2 of my 3 cats. I've found the best option for donating two times as much without donating any more money than necessary is to buy the kibble food from the shelter, and then hand them the kibble as well. So they get the money and the food. Works quite nicely.
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Message 966605 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 8:15:19 UTC

Although there are tens of millions of feral cats living in the U.S., most people don't realize there is a sensible way to manage and reduce their numbers: Trap, Neuter, and Return or TNR. Tragically, this lack of information leads to millions of cats being killed in shelters every year because they are not tame and therefore unadoptable.


LOL Mark! TNR is how Eric and I caught a skunk in our humane live trap a couple of years ago. Eric managed to release the skunk without getting bit or sprayed, but it was touch-and-go there for a bit. We caught that skunk around 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. That little skunk was NOT supposed to be around looking for a free handout at that time of the day! Clearly he had not read the Little Skunk Behavioral Guidelines printed in his Little Skunk Handbook. After catching that special striped kitty we shut the trap and returned it to "Fix Our Ferals" the next day. We are out of the TNR business for good.

Anybody else manage to catch something besides a cat when attempting TNR?

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Message 966823 - Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 4:26:38 UTC

Not really a cat person but I love this pic:


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Message 982969 - Posted: 24 Mar 2010, 4:39:33 UTC

OMG!!!

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Message 997289 - Posted: 20 May 2010, 5:20:37 UTC

Please help me! There are five sisters and bothers at my Vet right now, free to adopt. Reading up on albinos, two of them could face blindness. One of them has a medical issue. The one that tried adopt me and tried to crawl out of the cage, has a bit of a toenail issue.
My kids hate the idea. At least one will have a new home. What do think my chances are in negotiating a deal with the Vets?
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