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Domestic cats

I apologize for not being able to copy/paste this article, it would have made a great meme but it's in pdf formand I couldn't find a way to copy it Furtunately, a single click will take you right to the page.

https://wildlife.org/wp-content/uplo...-f60axH5qckSVI
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Well known and verified statistics, but cat lovers still insist there is no down side to their Trap/Neuter/Release scams, that continue to stymie practical efforts to control feral cat numbers nation wide.

No police force will intercede if you're over run with feral cats. Shoot one and they'll be happy to show up and arrest you on the spot.

A neighbor always let her cat outside to prowl about, killing baby bunnies and song birds at will. Only stopped when the cat got run over on the road. Cat she has now, stays in the house. I once saved her cat when a fox chased it out of the woods and up thru her back yard. Regretted that almost immediately, when I distracted Brer Fox long enough for the cat to get up a tree in the yard.

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Times they are a changing. When I was a kid my grandpa and neighboring farmers would pay me to shoot feral cats and groundhogs.
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interesting reading, thanks for posting
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Iím a cat guy, we have 4 of them. Theyíve never been outside since they were rounded up as kittens. I had them declawed and neutered when I got them. This crew would be terrified if they were to set foot in the yard. Thereís a big tom cat that has hung around outside my place for three plus years. I donít know if he belongs to the neighbors, we donít feed him but he looks well fed. He sits on my wood pile and suns himself, hunts mice around my fur shed, garages and honey house. I havenít caught any mice in my traps since he showed up. When I leave the doors open on the outbuildings and he always goes in to look around.

Cats are amazing predators....Iíve seen one of ours stake out a spot in the basement for a day and a half waiting out a mouse. When I was a kid, we had a cat that was inside/outside, it would catch half grown groundhogs and drag them onto the front porch.

Iíve seen feral cats miles from homes, even saw a couple way out Sproul SF. Those cats donít get a get out of jail free card when Iím trapping.
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Check out more of their fact sheets. Here is one "Study Finds Feral Cats Likely Driving Disease Among Deer"...


https://wildlife.org/feral-cats-like...r-study-finds/
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Eight or ten years ago, the PGC/BOC advertised in their upcoming meeting agenda, that they were considering efforts to deal with feral cat predation on birds and small mammals.

Dozens of T/N/R "cat ladies" showed up to protest that decision. There were articles in newspapers about it, so the word was out and many of those T/N/R ladies vehemently testified against PGC doing anything to endanger "their" cats.

The Commissioners were kinda stunned by the turnout and tabled the idea, but the "cat ladies" gathered outside plotting their next move, until someone who shall remain nameless, went out and told them they'd won, so they could leave.



Woodsy will remember this, as he and I watched as several of the cat ladies pounced on another woman in the lobby, thinking she must be an ally? She wasn't. She is a wildlife rehab person, that has no love for feral cats and said so when approached. Couple of the cat gals got a tad wobbly, when she mentioned something about wanting to shoot every feral cat she could find.

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Eight or ten years ago, the PGC/BOC advertised in their upcoming meeting agenda, that they were considering efforts to deal with feral cat predation on birds and small mammals.

Dozens of T/N/R "cat ladies" showed up to protest that decision. There were articles in newspapers about it, so the word was out and many of those T/N/R ladies vehemently testified against PGC doing anything to endanger "their" cats.

The Commissioners were kinda stunned by the turnout and tabled the idea, but the "cat ladies" gathered outside plotting their next move, until someone who shall remain nameless, went out and told them they'd won, so they could leave.



Woodsy will remember this, as he and I watched as several of the cat ladies pounced on another woman in the lobby, thinking she must be an ally? She wasn't. She is a wildlife rehab person, that has no love for feral cats and said so when approached. Couple of the cat gals got a tad wobbly, when she mentioned something about wanting to shoot every feral cat she could find.

Yep, I remember that, they picked the wrong lady to mess with.
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If PETA or the T/N/R crazies knew how many cats we have killed on the mountain or out in the desert they would burn crosses in our front field.
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