Martin cat lovers howl over leash law

Martin cat lovers howl over leash law

There are 131 comments on the Palm Beach Post story from Jul 11, 2006, titled Martin cat lovers howl over leash law. In it, Palm Beach Post reports that:

Cat lovers have their hackles up after a Martin County commissioner yanked his support for their efforts to exempt felines from the county's leash law.

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Woodsman

Santa Clara, CA

#123 May 29, 2011
Rootie Kazootie wrote:
You have to be kidding me. We have way too many murders and violent crime to even waste anyone's time thinking about herding cats that dont have leashes. Anyone every try that? Do you know what kind of effort that would take? Who will enforce that law and who is going to pay for it.
GET OVER IT !!!
If you want to train a skunk to walk on a leash or a muskrat to dance,...enjoy. Why burden society with such nonsense.
I couldn't agree more! This is why every cat spotted that's roaming free should be shot-on-sight. Problem solved. It's not even an extra burden to your fellow tax-payers. Just the cost of inexpensive .22's for yourself. And if your aim is good you won't even waste one of those. A box of 100 rounds is what? About $8 today? Even less if you buy in bulk. That's the cost of only 8-cents per cat. And if any of you don't live where it's legal to do so, like it is where I live, then use another cat management program that is far more effective than any TNR program and is popular worldwide. The SSS Cat Management Program -- Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-up. That method is "legal" on every square foot of the earth.
Woodsman

Pipestone, MN

#124 Jun 7, 2011
Why TNR and Cat Advocates Even Exist ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis#Be...

It has been found that Toxoplasma gondii parasite is capable of changing the brains of whatever organism it infests. In mice, they lose the fear of cats and are even attracted to cat-urine. Making the asexual portion of the Toxoplasma gondii life-cycle faster to complete in order to replicate more quickly into its sexual reproduction phase in all host cats. This loss of fear and apprehension manifesting itself in humans in a similar manner, even when common-sense tells them they should depend on that sense of fear or doubt for their own survival.

Here are other ways that this parasite have been known to alter the thinking patterns of humans: http://wildlifeprofessional.org/blog/...

I strongly suspect that it might even be responsible for all cat-lovers' wholly contradictory behavior of putting cats, all other animals, and even all humans in harm's-way through their adamant insistence of promoting TNR programs, just to ensure the survival and spread of more Toxoplasma gondii parasites throughout the food-chain and in more humans. They are, in effect, being controlled against all reason and common-sense by the very parasite that is reproducing in their cats.

The stuff that sci-fi used to be made of come to reality. Real-life "pod-people". They can't think nor reason beyond the need of ensuring the survival of Toxoplasma gondii. It won't let them.
Cat Lover-Pet Sitter

Toledo, OH

#125 Aug 26, 2011
Some common sense: 1. Cats are not wild creatures, they have been domesticated 2. Cats cannot take care of themselves outdoors in most situations, outdoor cats live an average of 2 years while an indoor cats (or ones who are leashed or have an enclosure) live an average of 16 years 3. How many of those sudden, new "hunters" will know the difference between a feral cat and your cat? Few, if any 4. Cats can be leashed and walked just like dogs. I have done this and still do it with every cat I have had and they love it, beg to outside and have even calmly sat still while the harness went on. 5. Yes, cat owners should carry insurance JUST as dogs owners should and owners of all pets, be it cats, birds, dogs, lizards or the, with apologies to the rat, the rats in Wisconsin who want to hunt a domestic animal that was abandoned through no fault of its own FINALLY, 6. ALL dogs and cats SHOULD BE SPADE AND/OR NEUTERED. This stops the spraying and the so called predatory habits (which are really innate, survival instincts. These animals are NOT lions or tigers, get a rip people. I forgot, 7. Anyone who abuses any animal should be subject to heavy fines and/or jail time; owners should be responsible and be legally forced to cover any damages their pet causes, just as they must if it were their child that caused damages.

Killing a defenseless animal/pet (or once pet, now abandoned) is barbaric for this century in time. Trap and release works, spay and neuter works (which must be mandatory, with few exceptions for cats and dogs).

IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CAT you will keep him safe. This means not allowing him to run outdoors by himself. He can just as easily smell his surroundings and go on walks just like you can. A trained cat, which is super easy to do, will not object to a leash and harness.

IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CAT, why on Earth would you let him roam free when this cuts his life expectancy by an average of 14 years. Those of you defending a cat's right to go outdoors unchecked (leashed or enclosed) DO NOT LOVE YOUR CAT AS MUCH AS YOU CLAIM. You are KILLING your cat (premature death), by not taking responsibility and keeping him indoors (where he can be just has happy with the right toys and affection). Your cat is a PET not a wild creature and should be treated as such. Anything less is inhumane.

Feral cats should be trapped and neutered, then released. In time, they will disappear. I know, it worked in my large apartment complex. If you love cats, or dogs or any other pet, help start and fund a program in your area. Traps are cheap and some Humane Societies will loan them out.

If EVERYONE took responsibility for their pets and looked out for their neighbor, running free cats AND DOGS (and WI short-sighted rats)the problems everyone is upset about would practically disappear. There is always some fool who thinks they are doing right by the cat or dog; just want to go against the grain, are ignorant, or simply so not care. Is that you? I hope not.

When you adopt (buy, take in) a pet IT IS A LIFETIME COMMITMENT. If you cannot see yourself committing to 10 - 15 years to a dog or cat DO NOT GET ONE. It really can be that simple.
TNR IS BULLPUCKY

Pipestone, MN

#126 Aug 29, 2011
If you do your homework you'll quickly find out that *ANY* TNR program and their advocates are making absolute fools out of each and every one of you that they con with their nonsense. Not only are they causing untold damage to ALL native wildlife (directly and indirectly) and further spread of deadly diseases to all animals and humans, but are also doing *ABSOLUTELY**NOTHING* to curtail cats' breeding rates.

Not even *ONE* TNR program has EVER trapped more than 0.4% of existing cats in any one area for over a decade now. They simply cannot trap them faster than they breed out of control, no matter what they do. And those cats that learn to evade traps go on to produce offspring that now also know how to evade any trapping method used. So not only are 99.6% ALWAYS still breeding out of control, and spreading their diseases everywhere, and still destroying ALL wildlife (directly or indirectly), but TNR fools are also ensuring that any future generations of these devastating invasive-species won't even be able to be trapped. This is why, due to TNR-Advocates' insistence that they have "the answer", that their feral-cat population has now climbed to an ecologically-deadly 150 MILLION feral-cats across the USA. Soon to turn into 1.5 BILLION cats within the year if you apply cats' breeding rates to previous population numbers.

Find whatever way that you can to destroy all feral and stray cats on-sight. Avoid using traps if at all possible because trapping is what slowed everything down to where cat populations have now sky-rocketed out of control.

On advice of the local sheriff where I live I used a .22 equipped with a good illuminated-scope and a laser-sight for use when they are most active, dusk to dawn. I shot every last one of them on my property to restore all the native wildlife to proper balance. Mission accomplished! 100% total success! The cost was only 0.3 CENT, a ONE-TIME expense per cat this way (5000 rounds on sale for only $15). And contrary to another famous TNR-Advocate's bald-faced "vacuum effect" LIE ... NO CATS REPLACED THEM. The NATIVE predators and their required NATIVE prey that WAS here and BELONGS here is what replaced their lousy invasive-species cats that had destroyed the native food-chain.

May you have as much success as I did, and so quickly and inexpensively too.

p.s. Avoid the use of poisons if at all possible that, if released into the food-chain, would go on to harm the very wildlife that you are trying to save from destruction by cats. And please bury or incinerate the carcasses so all the highly toxic diseases that cats now carry won't go on to harm or infect more wildlife or humans. Which, if you do a Google search, now even includes cats spreading The Plague in the USA. So much for that myth that cats would have saved people from The Plague in Europe, cats would have made it far worse, and just might do so this time around.

Since: Aug 11

Somerville, TN

#127 Sep 5, 2011
Susan Thurman wrote:
<quoted text> Who Cares?? I DO!!! My little Yorkie who was 7 1/2 years old, was just killed by a cat in her own fenced in yard 7/26/06. I paid $1,500 for little Raven. Spent over $6,000.00 for a front and back fenced in yard, each with a doggy door. I protected her as best I could and some cat that probably the owner got for free, jumps the fence and kills her. Cat owners are lazy and selfish. They do not protect their cats, they let them roam free to do harm or be harmed. Any pet owner that truly wanted a pet would not let that pet out of their yard, they would keep it safe. There are cat fences and a cat can be trained to walk on a leash. I trained a cat with a leash when I was in grade school...also taught it to shake and sit. I also trained a pet skunk years later to walk with a leash Sounds like you need a life or more important, get better informed.
IF cat loves don't want to leash their cats.....LEASH THE OWNERS!!!!!! They think their cats should run the world.....sorry but NO!! I too am sorry about the DEAD cats on the roads.....stupid owners!! If the cat was LEASHED they would not get killed in record numbers compared to LEASHED DOGS!!!!!!
Cat Lover-Pet Sitter

Toledo, OH

#129 Sep 6, 2011
"TNR IS BULLPUCKY: "I shot every last one of them on my property"

Great idea. Now go shoot all the juvenile delinquents out ruining property with their graffiti and other misdeeds.
People that do not use turn signals should be shot too, right?
Who else or what else are you gonna shoot? What a horrible way to solve a problem - just shoot it. How about shooting yourself for causing all the racking at dawn? I bet you disturbed a few folks with your ass-hole actions.
Do you kill babies that cry? I bet if you don't you sure want to. The problem with people who own guns is they think it is the answer to all of their problems - which makes them/YOU the real problem.

Since: Aug 11

Somerville, TN

#130 Sep 6, 2011
Maybe I'll have all my dog lovers bring their dogs on leashes and shit all over YOUR YARD!! Especially in your flower garden when cats love to DUMP THEIR CRAP!!!

I personally just call the animal control and have cats captured. They YOU can go pay your fines, and hopefully have it removed from your control forever!!

YOU do not deserve to own an animal. How many of your feline friends have been killed on the roads because you don't FEEL they should be leashed?????
TNR IS BULLPUCKY

Pipestone, MN

#131 Sep 7, 2011
Cat Lover-Pet Sitter wrote:
"TNR IS BULLPUCKY: "I shot every last one of them on my property"
Great idea. Now go shoot all the juvenile delinquents out ruining property with their graffiti and other misdeeds.
People that do not use turn signals should be shot too, right?
Who else or what else are you gonna shoot? What a horrible way to solve a problem - just shoot it. How about shooting yourself for causing all the racking at dawn? I bet you disturbed a few folks with your ass-hole actions.
Do you kill babies that cry? I bet if you don't you sure want to. The problem with people who own guns is they think it is the answer to all of their problems - which makes them/YOU the real problem.
This must be just like all those deeply disturbed people that are eradicating Kudzu, Purple-Loosestrife, Gypsy Moths, Emerald Ash-Borers, Brown Tree Snakes, Pythons, African Cichlids, and Eurasian Watermilfoil from their lands and lakes.

Or how about all those sickos that run animal-shelters, they're nothing but a bunch of child-murdering pedophiles because they have to euthanize animals every day. And every farmer and rancher that has to humanely put down an animal with a gun must be molesting and murdering everything in their county. Those damned sickos! And what about all those people in stockyards murdering all those cattle every day? I bet they're a hide-out for all the serial-killers that nobody can find! And all those hunters that provide food for their family by hunting, I bet they're the worst of all!

I bet you're onto something!

Like your needing serious psychological help.

LOL!!!!!
jammie

Hawthorne, FL

#133 Apr 27, 2012
Susan Thurman wrote:
<quoted text> Who Cares?? I DO!!! My little Yorkie who was 7 1/2 years old, was just killed by a cat in her own fenced in yard 7/26/06. I paid $1,500 for little Raven. Spent over $6,000.00 for a front and back fenced in yard, each with a doggy door. I protected her as best I could and some cat that probably the owner got for free, jumps the fence and kills her. Cat owners are lazy and selfish. They do not protect their cats, they let them roam free to do harm or be harmed. Any pet owner that truly wanted a pet would not let that pet out of their yard, they would keep it safe. There are cat fences and a cat can be trained to walk on a leash. I trained a cat with a leash when I was in grade school...also taught it to shake and sit. I also trained a pet skunk years later to walk with a leash Sounds like you need a life or more important, get better informed.
what the hell was it a mountain lion. because theres no way a domestic cat would kill a dogs.
Seriously

Phoenix, AZ

#134 Jan 22, 2013
Cats are nasty dirty smelly animals. They piss and shit all over. Two words cat traps Start using them

Since: Oct 12

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#135 Jan 31, 2013
Loose cats kill too many songbirds and their owners are inconsiderate as hell about it....

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