Thursday, March 13, 2008

WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOME "BEANS"

HELP NEEDED

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.
Learn more about this situation.
Sign a letter to the management company online.

Bounty on Feral Cats in Randolph, Iowa
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.
Read more.

Photo Credit: Molly Wald

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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7 comments:

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I am currently working with Alley Cat Allies in ANY way possible. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE FIGHT!

Thank you!

Deb

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Thanks for letting us know about this. We will see what we can do to help.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! What is up with all of this stuff suddenly?

The Meezers said...

this is all just so sad. it makes our hearts hurt so much. we can't even think about what would have happend to Bill if mommy had not finded him. Or Sammy either - he was an abandonded kitten too!

Daisy said...

Thanks for the links and the information.

danielle said...

I don't know but that orange and white kitty is too cute weather it is "ferel" or a pet.

Catzee said...

We are furry glad to know 'bout this.