Posts tagged "feral cats"

Cats Take It On the Chin: TNR Bashed

Cats Take It On the Chin: TNR Bashed
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is obviously being misinformed, and was apparently lobbied effectively (so that’s where the money people give to bird groups goes?). Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have used public funds to support statewide Trap. Neuter, Return (TNR) for feral cats, and ironically did so the day before National Cat Day (which... Read more »

Please Don't Shoot the Cats, But Then I Get It About Outdoor Cats

Please Don't Shoot the Cats, But Then I Get It About Outdoor Cats
Here are a pawful of comments from readers, some of those readers like me, others not so much! COMMENT: “Your recent advice to a reader suggesting that someone has the right to kill a cat that strolls through their yard (and may or may not leave feces or urine) was ill-advised. “I have a strong... Read more »

Does Trap, Neuter, Return Work?

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Feral cats – there are as many or more as there are owned cats. So, what to do? Anne Beall, researcher and author of “Community Cat: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats” says the most humane and efficient solution is trap, neuter, return. Clearly, the previous approaches have never worked, everything from attempting to... Read more »
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Feline Behavior Conference

Feline Behavior Conference
“Cats are not anti-social,” says veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, professor of behavior and anatomy at the University of  Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, speaking at the 2015 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Feline Behavior Conference April 11-12 in Atlanta, GA. For starters, most outdoor cats live in groups with other cats. No one... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions

American Animal Hospital Association Experts Answer Your Pet Questions
Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference, March 12-15, Tampa, FL. AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada (and actually most practices, around 85 percent, are not accredited). To be accredited, hospitals must meet approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence.... Read more »

Community Cats, Feral Cat: They're Rat Hunters

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Community cats should be paid attention to, in my opinion….for SO many reasons, humane reasons at the top of the list. Feral or not, a cat is a cat, and Anne Beall, author of “Community Cats: A Journey Into the World of Feral Cats” agrees, and she has researched these cats. She talks about that... Read more »
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Animal Welfare Coalition Teams Up to Care for Hawthorne Cats

Animal Welfare Coalition Teams Up to Care for Hawthorne Cats
Hawthorne Race Course cats with Jenny Schlueter of Tree House Humane Society and Jim Miller representing the track on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World. Listen HERE.  First, newsman Dave Schwan and myself discuss my recent visit to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and SPCA Puerto Vallarta.  Catch of glimpse of this place, the SPCA Puerto Vallarta.... Read more »

Hawthorne Cats Update, Steve Dale WGN Radio

Hawthorne Cats Update, Steve Dale WGN Radio
Hawthorne Race Course  was in the news a few weeks ago, not for the horse races, instead for the feral cats who have helped rid the barns there of vermin for decades.  The story continues to rattle cages on the Internet, even today. But is there really a story here, or fabricated drama? On Steve Dale’s... Read more »

Solution for Hawthorne Cats Benefits the Cats

Solution for Hawthorne Cats Benefits the Cats
When do cats come first, ahead of human egos? This IS the story: Carrie  Gobernatz, a wonderful dedicated volunteer caretaker, had been watching over many of the feral cats at Hawthorne Race Course for several years. No questions, she gave generously of her time, talents and personal money. Over the years, she received advice from various animal... Read more »
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Pet Questions Answered on WGN Radiio

Pet Questions Answered on WGN Radiio
Steve Dale’s PetWorld on WGN Radio featured you – as I simply talk to you, answering your questions. Listener Phyllis has a Bedlington Terrier who loves to chase the family cat around the house and Perry wanted to know about using an in-home veterinarian for cats. Listen HERE to the show. I refer to the... Read more »