Feral Cats

Another Community Outlaws Feeding of Ferals

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The city of Fort Oglethorpe, GA has passed an ordinance that makes feeding feral cats a misdemeanor.  Still, some residents continue to feed the feral colonies that they've taken care of for years.  They just can't understand why other residents are against it.  Most naysayers make claims that the food that's left for cats can be eaten by raccoons and other animals.  Whatever the reason for the ordinance, city officials seem intent on enforcing it.  

We here at KHD think the town just needs a good dose of Trap-Neuter-Return.  TNR has been shown to be the only humane way to contain a feral population.  What do you think of the actions of officials in Fort Oglethorpe?

Read the original news story here: http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/31248016/north-georgia-woman-facing-charges-for-feeding-stray-cat-in-park

Urban Cat Colonies

If you've paid any attention to the feral cat problem, you've heard of TNR, which stands for Trap-Neuter-Return.  The focus of TNR is to stop the overpopulation of feral cats by sterilizing those that can be successfully trapped.  This has been a very effective method--much more effective than killing ferals. 

There's also the additional idea of creating cat colonies as places where ferals can safely live and be cared for.  What do you think?  Are cat colonies the way to go?