Friday, October 26, 2007

Feral, Farm, Stray, Outdoor... Who Knows? CATS

Tonight I am really really upset. As I have said a couple times before I live in an area where animals mean nothing to people. I live in Marion Co. West Virginia.
Our county has a No- Kill Humane Society that no longer excepts animals because they don't have any money and NO funding from the state, Animal Control who are supposed to wait 5 to 7 days to put animals down after they get them and they don't wait that long. The animals have 3 days there if they are lucky. Then we have a few people who do care that have small "Animal Sanctuary's" that don't work with the public. We have no feral cat spay neuter programs. We have nothing. O yeah, We do have a spay nuetrer vehicle ( from what I have heard) but no funding to use it. All the counties around use do but they won't help. What do you do when you are the only person in your county or even small town that cares? Where do you start? People in our county seriously think Animal Control is when you shot any animal you see! And I am not exaggerating. The reason I bring this up is. Just in my small town alone there is an over population of cats. In the last month 3 cats have been hit right in front of my house, and 2 of those cats in the last 2 days. Right now in just the 3 or 4 neighbors that live right around me they have 10 cats. Plus the farm house and a house that used to have around 30 cats. Out of the 30 that were around from that house most of them were shot and killed by there owner this summer. The farm house above us has alot of cats and they are healthy but not fixed. All the cats around here are not fixed! PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ANIMALS!!!! Don't be ignorant! I know this is just Blah Blah Blah.. But how can I help this situation? I need to know how to help. Someone please email me or send me info on how to get something started in counties or cities. And nothing stupid. Because I am done with ignorant people as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I hear your concern. It is not easy but it is possible to go no-kill and to learn about TNR.

Nathan Winograd has finally written a book about the task of no-kill. It is called REDEMPTION. It is a great resource. He also has a web site with lots of practical resources.

Alley Cat Allies has some great TNR resources on their web site. Trap-Neuter-Return has been a great help in our area. We have found a few Vets that have helped set up a low cost spay/neuter clinic.

I hope this helps.