They Deserve To Live

Many pets are abandoned by owners, or simply lost and never found. To survive outdoors, they live a very hard life. The saddest part of this is that their kittens are born wild, and are condemned to live this harsh life as well. Without spaying or neutering, the number of these “community cats”   increases at an alarming rate. The current trap-to-kill approach will only increase the numbers!! Cats are territorial and once cats are killed or re-located, more cats come in to take their place.
The trap/neuter/release approach works! The spayed/neutered cats manage their own territory. They do not reproduce. They do not let new cats in. Slowly the number of Community Cats decreases. The City of St. Thomas is pioneering a pilot project to develop a Community Cat Program. We need volunteers and funding to build cat shelters, feeding stations, and provide vet care. For more information, email loisjackson@sympatico.ca.

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5 comments

  1. The focus should be on encouraging owners to spay and neuter pets. The city should work with vets to hold less expensive spay and neuter clinics every so many months. More people would alter their pets if it was more affordable. Maybe they could set up payment plans…You are talking about feeding and sheltering them but the original issue needs to be addressed first…overpopulation!
    If you continue to just feed and shelter them, people are NOT going to have an issue with throwing their cats to the curb when they no longer want them! We need to make pet owners accountable for their own pets!

  2. The focus should be on encouraging owners to spay and neuter pets. The city should work with vets to hold less expensive spay and neuter clinics every so many months. More people would alter their pets if it was more affordable. Maybe they could set up payment plans…You are talking about feeding and sheltering them but the original issue needs to be addressed first…overpopulation!
    If you continue to just feed and shelter them, people are NOT going to have an issue with throwing their cats to the curb when they no longer want them! We need to make pet owners accountable for their own pets!

  3. The focus should be on encouraging owners to spay and neuter pets. The city should work with vets to hold less expensive spay and neuter clinics every so many months. More people would alter their pets if it was more affordable. Maybe they could set up payment plans…You are talking about feeding and sheltering them but the original issue needs to be addressed first…overpopulation!
    If you continue to just feed and shelter them, people are NOT going to have an issue with throwing their cats to the curb when they no longer want them! We need to make pet owners accountable for their own pets!

  4. The focus should be on encouraging owners to spay and neuter pets. The city should work with vets to hold less expensive spay and neuter clinics every so many months. More people would alter their pets if it was more affordable. Maybe they could set up payment plans…You are talking about feeding and sheltering them but the original issue needs to be addressed first…overpopulation!
    If you continue to just feed and shelter them, people are NOT going to have an issue with throwing their cats to the curb when they no longer want them! We need to make pet owners accountable for their own pets!