Brookhaven to vote on trapping feral cats -- Environmental Issu...

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In a move Brookhaven officials hope will assuage fears that feral cats pose a threat to endangered piping plover at Cedar Beach, the town is expected to approve tonight a $10,000 contract with a professional ... Full Story
Lee Fudens

Hampton Bays, NY

#21 Apr 8, 2008
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? THE TOWN HAS ELECTED TO SPEND OUR TAX MONEY, ON PROFESSIONAL TRAPPERS!!! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE ALLIANCE....THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND WILL TREAT THE ANIMALS WITH RESPONSIBILITY...THE TOWN IS IN DIRE NEED OF MONEY BUT CAN SPEND A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT ON TRAPPERS.....OUTRAGEOUS, SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS....I FOR ONE CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ELECTION YEAR.....

Since: Apr 08

Bridgewater, NJ

#22 Apr 8, 2008
another quick fix at our expense with no justifiable solution other than appeasing the environmentalists- I vote to hire Joe Cop - he has
the smart ideas lol
Let them eat plovers

Williston Park, NY

#23 Apr 8, 2008
Where are these cats going to be relocated to? They'll put them somewhere and before they no it the cats will be eating some other endangered species. Let nature take its course and leave the cats alone.
cynthia arnow

AOL

#24 Apr 8, 2008
you have every right to trap cats strays without a home that cause nothing but damage and death to birds. how dare these so called cat lovers.they arent thier pets if you want them full time well then take them home and keep them as your personal pets otherwise step aside , dont feed them and let them be adopted or killed one or the other. mt crazy nieghbors feed the cats all the time and it has been an ongoing fight for years. i have dead birds living and killing birds in my yard all the time. while she feeds and talks to them daily. so we gave a new home far away . its your right to protect your home , your space, and our beautiful birds.
Let them eat plovers

Williston Park, NY

#25 Apr 8, 2008
cynthia arnow wrote:
so we gave a new home far away .
Lady you're the reason we're even dealing with this issue

Since: Mar 07

Brooklyn, NY

#26 Apr 8, 2008
Aren't piping plovers covered under the federal
government endangered species? If Brookhaven
doesn't attempt to do something about the feral
cats then wouldn't they be subjected to fines
by the government for not taking precautions
to protect them?

Across the street through the woods is a nursery
that has approximately 20 feral cats. I have five
here that I have caught and had spayed or neutered.
I feed them every morning and every night. They
catch the moles and mice in my yard. I can
pick them up and check them for ticks because
they trust me. We've given them an old dog house
to sleep in so they are out of the elements.

The neighbors down the street have 8 feral cats
that they feed. Some of them have been caught
and "fixed".

The problem is people who dump them off in the neighborhood because they don't want them anymore.
You'll never catch them because they probably do it in the dark, flinging the cat out the car window.

The feral cat population is totally out of control and will continue to be out of control unless measures are taken to prevent them from breeding and that is quite difficult to do.

It's almost a no win situation.
Mike Savage

Mahwah, NJ

#27 Apr 8, 2008
screw the taxpayers wrote:
another quick fix at our expense with no justifiable solution other than appeasing the environmentalists- I vote to hire Joe Cop - he has
the smart ideas lol
We have a part for you and Joe Cop in a remake of the movie, "Deliverance"......
Tim

Trenton, NJ

#28 Apr 8, 2008
Let them eat plovers wrote:
Where are these cats going to be relocated to? They'll put them somewhere and before they no it the cats will be eating some other endangered species. Let nature take its course and leave the cats alone.
Feral and free roaming cats are NOT NATURE! Cats are an introduced DOMESTIC predator species that humans are completely responsible for. Keep pet cats indoors and eliminate ALL outdoor cats; our native wild animals deserve no less.
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#29 Apr 8, 2008
So it's either "bird season" or "cat season".
Let them eat plovers

Williston Park, NY

#30 Apr 8, 2008
Hey Tim, Does Brookhaven even have a lease law for cats? No. That means that if i buy a cat I can let it go outside in my yard and do whatever it wants to, weither thats taking a dump or climb the fence to never return again and become yet another "Feral Cat" So everyone here that wants to blame the problem on dumping cats should look at the people who let them out to never return.
ElmontResident

Westbury, NY

#31 Apr 8, 2008
I don't know... shotgun hunters hunting deer out east use slugs while shot is used for fowl. Either way, cat is good for sum yung gai to shoot.
gracie

Hampton Bays, NY

#32 Apr 8, 2008
CAT HATER wrote:
<quoted text>
THAT WAS FUNNY.........
people like you are the reason i am human hater!
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#33 Apr 8, 2008
Let them eat plovers wrote:
Hey Tim, Does Brookhaven even have a lease law for cats? No. That means that if i buy a cat I can let it go outside in my yard and do whatever it wants to, weither thats taking a dump or climb the fence to never return again and become yet another "Feral Cat" So everyone here that wants to blame the problem on dumping cats should look at the people who let them out to never return.
Do cats have to even sign "leases"?

Since: Mar 07

Brooklyn, NY

#34 Apr 8, 2008
So I'm assuming that your reasoning applies to dog owners as well? Keep them in your house, make sure they use the litter box and don't let them outside. I have more dogs roaming my yard than cats.
gracie

Hampton Bays, NY

#35 Apr 8, 2008
Mike Savage wrote:
<quoted text>
We have a part for you and Joe Cop in a remake of the movie, "Deliverance"......
LOVE YOU MIKE BIG TIME!!!!!
Frank from Setauket

Bronx, NY

#36 Apr 8, 2008
It seems to me that we have a few people who like to shoot living things...gotta wonder what they do with their free time ? Kinda scary.

Trap them, and if is possible that they can be rehabilitated then neuter them and put them up for adoption. If they cant then humanely euthenize them.
And as impossible as it is, educate the public to neuter/spay their pets, and that pets are not simply disposable. If you now longer want your pet, bring it to the local shelter, or a animal organization, and break down and pay the fee, instead of simply dumping them. The problem begins with and should end with us, not with the animal. And in the long run if you dump them it hurts us all.
gracie

Hampton Bays, NY

#37 Apr 8, 2008
cowboy wrote:
So it's either "bird season" or "cat season".
thank GOD you live in texas moron!
gracie

Hampton Bays, NY

#38 Apr 8, 2008
Let them eat plovers wrote:
Hey Tim, Does Brookhaven even have a lease law for cats? No. That means that if i buy a cat I can let it go outside in my yard and do whatever it wants to, weither thats taking a dump or climb the fence to never return again and become yet another "Feral Cat" So everyone here that wants to blame the problem on dumping cats should look at the people who let them out to never return.
you are 100% right!!!! laws should be inacted and ENFORCED!
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#39 Apr 8, 2008
gracie wrote:
<quoted text>thank GOD you live in texas moron!
What did i say? We've got cat people vs. bird people, something's got to give.

Now if we introduced coyotes into the mix, we could probably clean this whole mess up easy.
Let them eat plovers

Williston Park, NY

#40 Apr 8, 2008
Cowboy, it too bad they didn't, because then the Town could get off the hook and the government could fine the cats themselves. Anyway to answer rengaw, no my reasoning doesn't include dogs so long as they're in a fenced in area. When is the last time you saw a dog scale a 6 foot fence? If it isn't in a fenced in area however you should use a LEASH (happy cowboy?)

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