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

There are 118 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Brookhaven to vote on trapping feral cats -- Environmental Issu.... In it, Newsday reports that:

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 ...

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jolie

Bridgewater, NJ

#87 Jul 26, 2009
Diseases and parasites which feral/stray cats are
known to transmit to people

1)Rabies virus- fatal in humans
2)Psittacosis –bacteria- parrot fever – fever, pneumonia- fatal in humans
3) Campylobacter- bacteria -diarrhea- fatal in humans
4) Ringworm fungus- round, scaly eczema-like skin disease
5) Conjunctivitus (sporotrichosis)- swollen eyes , lymph nodes
6) Streptococcus / Staphlococcus – bacteria, some antibiotic resistant
7) Pasteuralla – bacteria - meningitis, peritonitis, liver abscesses
8) Salmonella- bacteria -can be fatal in humans
9) Cat Scratch Fever- bacteria- fever, swollen lymph nodes, pus filled lumps
10) Helicobacter pylori – bacteria- causes gastric ulcers
11) Mycobacterium tuberculosis – bacteria - tuberculosis- fatal in humans
12) Cowpox Virus- lesions
13) Roundworms- from cat feces – invade liver, lungs , brain , eyes
14) Hookworms- from cat feces- skin lesions, intestinal bleeding
15) Ascarid worms- intestinal worms- invade brain, spinal cord, liver, lungs
16) Tapeworms- from cat feces - solid masses in brain,liver,lungs,
17) Fleas- carry a host of diseases transmitted to people- Lyme disease
18) Ticks- carry a host of diseases transmitted to people –Lyme disease
19) Crytosporidiosis –chronic diarrhea, no cure
20) Giardiasis- from cat feces- protozoan- diarrhea , abdominal cramps , fever
21) Toxoplasmosis – protozoan -brain parasite, transmitted to fetus, brain
damage, autism
22) Skin mites- itchy rashes, viral host
23) Ear mites- itchy rashes- viral host
24) Chiggers- itchy rashes- viral host
25) Feline plague- bubonic plague, pneumonic plague – fatal in humans
26) Capnocytophaga –bacteria – saliva -fatal in humans
27) L-Form bacteria – autoimmune diseases, antibiotic resistant - fatal
28) Strongyloides – worms - parasite, peptic ulcer, gallbladder, Crohn-like, fatal
29) E. coli – bacteria - from cat feces- fatal
30) Bordetella – bacteria , meningitis, pneumonia –like , whooping cough
31) Q Fever- bacteria - heart disease, liver dysfunction, acute fever, fatal in humans
32) Anthrax- bacteria – vomiting, fever, diarrhea, fatal in humans
33) Leptospirosis – bacteria /cat urine, liver disease, fatal in humans
34) Typhus-virus/cat fleas, vomiting, fever, fatal in humans
35) Tularemia (Rabbit Fever)- bacteria, cat ticks and touching cat, fever, fatal in humans
hunter

AOL

#88 Sep 27, 2009
Hey, I would take care of the cats for free...nice target shooting...who needs them anyway
bobby

AOL

#89 Sep 27, 2009
Nothing but rats with claws
Mea

Hicksville, NY

#90 Sep 27, 2009
I'm sorry folks, feral cat colonies are gross.
bob

AOL

#91 Feb 3, 2010
get rid of the flea bags as fast as you can..people care more about the flea bags than homeless people....they just want to think they are doing somthing good by taking care of those cats
Cat Crapola

Orange, CT

#92 Apr 7, 2010
Here's a novel idea...bring the cats to YOUR backyard and feed them there. Please be sure to install a high fence so the cats and their diseases will stay in YOUR yard and effect YOUR family.
Cleo

Hicksville, NY

#93 Apr 7, 2010
bob wrote:
get rid of the flea bags as fast as you can..people care more about the flea bags than homeless people....they just want to think they are doing somthing good by taking care of those cats
anything to get out of loving their neighbors. Its a quandry. You have a mouse/rat problem, you get cats, then you have a cat problem. Maybe birth control is the answer.

I don't like exploding feral cat colonies either. There's one in Atlantic City under the boardwalk. I was looking at it, and a man said "why don't you take one of these cats home for your daughter?"

I don't have a daughter, but if I did, I would certainly never give her a feral cat for a gift. The advice some people give is dangerous.
Cat Crapola

Orange, CT

#94 Apr 11, 2010
TNR does not work and is, in fact, so inhumane that PETA opposes it.


"Trap-Alter-Protect" or "Trap-Neuter-Provide Sanctuary" programs are the only truly humane solution that will protect the feral cats, contain disease, and protect native wildlife.
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#95 Apr 11, 2010
Cat Crapola wrote:
TNR does not work and is, in fact, so inhumane that PETA opposes it.
"Trap-Alter-Protect" or "Trap-Neuter-Provide Sanctuary" programs are the only truly humane solution that will protect the feral cats, contain disease, and protect native wildlife.
Trap - Kill - sell to local Chinese takeout joint.
Dale

Hicksville, NY

#96 Apr 11, 2010
I saw a little black and white cat at the beach covering up its feces with sand.

I wish all the animals did this, wouldn't that be great?

However, I do not like feral cat colonies.
Dale

Hicksville, NY

#97 Apr 11, 2010
Two Bulls wrote:
The easy way to solve the problem is to eat the stupid cats. Help solve food shortages in the world.
Eat some of the cats and end the problem. No reason to kill all the chickens and cows. Kill some cats.
Stupid American people set around and whimper about how to solve a simple problem. Eat the cats.
Seasoned right they are pretty good. The Native Americans considered Cougars one of the best.
House cats a close second.
Season them just like pork or chicken.
Cut the tail off and use it for favor in a stew.
If you get a lot of them cut off the tail, skin them and sell them as rabbits.
I know what you're talking about. Its the same thing with the deer. All these commercials about starving people and food is everywhere.

Thanks for another view of the situation.
retteach

East Setauket, NY

#98 May 31, 2011
I live in a condo complex that's being over-run by cats that have been left behind by former residents. Walking my dog has become a problem as she's very prey driven. I wish I could find someone who would loan me a havahart trap so I could take these cats and have them taken care of - now one of them just had alitter of kittens a few weeks ago and because one of my neighbors is insisting on feeding them the mother and kittens are going to add to our problem. The condo board is unwilling to do anything about the situation. How many cats does a person have to be feeding before it's considered hoarding - they have at least 10 now coming for meals. The kicker is my dogs have to be walked on leash and I have to pick up their poop or I'm subject to a fine levied by the HOA. The cat do-gooders don't have any punishment for what they are doing. Agway is probably going to be getting my business as I go catch some of these cats and bring them to be taken care of in my own way.
retteach

East Setauket, NY

#99 May 31, 2011
jolie wrote:
Diseases and parasites which feral/stray cats are
known to transmit to people
1)Rabies virus- fatal in humans
2)Psittacosis –bacteria- parrot fever – fever, pneumonia- fatal in humans
3) Campylobacter- bacteria -diarrhea- fatal in humans
4) Ringworm fungus- round, scaly eczema-like skin disease
5) Conjunctivitus (sporotrichosis)- swollen eyes , lymph nodes
6) Streptococcus / Staphlococcus – bacteria, some antibiotic resistant
7) Pasteuralla – bacteria - meningitis, peritonitis, liver abscesses
8) Salmonella- bacteria -can be fatal in humans
9) Cat Scratch Fever- bacteria- fever, swollen lymph nodes, pus filled lumps
10) Helicobacter pylori – bacteria- causes gastric ulcers
11) Mycobacterium tuberculosis – bacteria - tuberculosis- fatal in humans
12) Cowpox Virus- lesions
13) Roundworms- from cat feces – invade liver, lungs , brain , eyes
14) Hookworms- from cat feces- skin lesions, intestinal bleeding
15) Ascarid worms- intestinal worms- invade brain, spinal cord, liver, lungs
16) Tapeworms- from cat feces - solid masses in brain,liver,lungs,
17) Fleas- carry a host of diseases transmitted to people- Lyme disease
18) Ticks- carry a host of diseases transmitted to people –Lyme disease
19) Crytosporidiosis –chronic diarrhea, no cure
20) Giardiasis- from cat feces- protozoan- diarrhea , abdominal cramps , fever
21) Toxoplasmosis – protozoan -brain parasite, transmitted to fetus, brain
damage, autism
22) Skin mites- itchy rashes, viral host
23) Ear mites- itchy rashes- viral host
24) Chiggers- itchy rashes- viral host
25) Feline plague- bubonic plague, pneumonic plague – fatal in humans
26) Capnocytophaga –bacteria – saliva -fatal in humans
27) L-Form bacteria – autoimmune diseases, antibiotic resistant - fatal
28) Strongyloides – worms - parasite, peptic ulcer, gallbladder, Crohn-like, fatal
29) E. coli – bacteria - from cat feces- fatal
30) Bordetella – bacteria , meningitis, pneumonia –like , whooping cough
31) Q Fever- bacteria - heart disease, liver dysfunction, acute fever, fatal in humans
32) Anthrax- bacteria – vomiting, fever, diarrhea, fatal in humans
33) Leptospirosis – bacteria /cat urine, liver disease, fatal in humans
34) Typhus-virus/cat fleas, vomiting, fever, fatal in humans
35) Tularemia (Rabbit Fever)- bacteria, cat ticks and touching cat, fever, fatal in humans
Jolie thanks for listing these - I'm going to make sure that the condo board here sees these - maybe then they'll do something to start getting rid of the feral cats in the community - also my neighbors who insist on feeding the cats and they have a 2nd grader living in their home.
Sacre bleu

Stanhope, NJ

#100 May 31, 2011

Why don't the Long Island Town animal shelters rent out trapping cages to those residents who are adversely affected by the feral cats . When caught and taken to the animal shelter the cats would be checked for name tags then either humanely put down if feral or returned to their owners with a warning to keep them inside or face a penalty .
Marmaduke

Stanhope, NJ

#101 Jun 1, 2011
retteach wrote:
<quoted text>
Jolie thanks for listing these - I'm going to make sure that the condo board here sees these - maybe then they'll do something to start getting rid of the feral cats in the community - also my neighbors who insist on feeding the cats and they have a 2nd grader living in their home.
his sounds like a health risk .
Marmaduke

Stanhope, NJ

#102 Jun 1, 2011
Sacre bleu wrote:
Why don't the Long Island Town animal shelters rent out trapping cages to those residents who are adversely affected by the feral cats . When caught and taken to the animal shelter the cats would be checked for name tags then either humanely put down if feral or returned to their owners with a warning to keep them inside or face a penalty .
This sounds like a health risk
Cat Bird

New Rochelle, NY

#103 Jun 1, 2011
Joe Cop wrote:
<quoted text>You have brought me back to reality and the solution that I have come up with is a powerful air rifle like my Beeman in 5mm, Gamos are also good candidates. It has the power to put down a cat with one well aimed brain shot. I know, I have had to do it after my dog got a hold of a feral cat and didn't kill it out right. The air rifles are not unlawful to shoot in the Town of Oyster Bay within which I reside. I could eliminate the problem for a whole lot less than $650/day as another poster stated. A tin of 100 pellets is 7 or 8 dollars.
Cull all of them without a bell around their neck.
Jane

Stanhope, NJ

#104 Jun 4, 2011
Sacre bleu wrote:
Why don't the Long Island Town animal shelters rent out trapping cages to those residents who are adversely affected by the feral cats . When caught and taken to the animal shelter the cats would be checked for name tags then either humanely put down if feral or returned to their owners with a warning to keep them inside or face a penalty .
SPCA removes 59 cats, 1 dog from home6/3/11 Photos Newsday .What will they do with all these cats ?.
Crookhaven

New York, NY

#105 Jun 4, 2011
I seen hundredes of stray Cats in Mastic, mastic Beach and shirley area, but what about all the loose dogs and PitBulls ont he run in Mastic, Shirley? Does Brookhaven want to help us with them?
Sacre Bleu

Stanhope, NJ

#106 Jun 5, 2011
Crookhaven wrote:
I seen hundredes of stray Cats in Mastic, mastic Beach and shirley area, but what about all the loose dogs and PitBulls ont he run in Mastic, Shirley? Does Brookhaven want to help us with them?
Get rid of puppy mills and penalize owners for letting animals run free . Strays and Feral cats should be trapped and put down .

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