Meadows of Chantilly's Trap-Neuter- Return Program in Jeopardy
Equity LifeStyle Properties plans trap and kill at trailer park.
On Monday residents of the Meadows of Chantilly, a community in Fairfax County, Virginia, came home to find a letter stating that their property management company, Equity LifeStyle, had hired a pest control company to trap and kill the cats, most already spayed and neutered, residing on the property.
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The mayor of Randolph, Iowa wants residents to trap local outdoor cats and bring them in to be killed for a payment of $5 a cat. Local residents are outraged.
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Is this cat a pet? Lost? Abandoned? Feral? Can't tell?
Of course not. All of these adjectives describe one species: Felis catus. A “feral” cat is usually the offspring of a lost or abandoned cat. A feral cat is unsocialized to humans, and fears and avoids contact with them. Other commonly used terms for "feral cat" include alley cat, barn cat, and street cat. All are members of the domestic species Felis catus. Recent scientific research places the emergence of this domestic species at 8,000-10,000 years ago.
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