Feral cats are a growing problem at h...

Feral cats are a growing problem at housing complexes

There are 231 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Feral cats are a growing problem at housing complexes. In it, Newsday reports that:

In the unusually warm weather this week, One-Ear perched himself along the bulkhead of Building 26 at the Summer Brook apartments complex on Darling Street, looking for potential food and water while watching ...

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mrsfedup

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#1 Jan 13, 2008
I must confess that I have provided food and shelter for 8 feral cats for about 1 1/2 years... I recently was able to trap them, had them neutered and wormed and brought back.(6 males/2 females). Since their release, 2 have not reappeared so I continue to care for the remaining 6. The way I look at it, is that they are God's creatures and deserve some humane care. Can I pet them, bring them indoors? NO, but they wait for me each morning knowing that I do care and I will continue to do so.......
Idiot Stick

Elmont, NY

#2 Jan 13, 2008
mrsfedup wrote:
I must confess that I have provided food and shelter for 8 feral cats for about 1 1/2 years... I recently was able to trap them, had them neutered and wormed and brought back.(6 males/2 females). Since their release, 2 have not reappeared so I continue to care for the remaining 6. The way I look at it, is that they are God's creatures and deserve some humane care. Can I pet them, bring them indoors? NO, but they wait for me each morning knowing that I do care and I will continue to do so.......
I applaud you for your works. I'm glad you will continue to take care of these throw away cats. I would do the same.
Kate

Washington, DC

#4 Jan 13, 2008
Would it be better if these apartment complexes were over run with rats? Cats are a natural rat predator and in places where the feral cats are eradicated, rat populations soar. TNR is a humane way to deal with this issue..and really needs state funding. It says something about our nation when the poorest of the poor do what they can to help these animals that are in danger of starving, while so many people that could afford to help with the overpopulation problem never contribute a dime or lend a hand. The owners of these apartment complexes need to lighten up on this...and definitely not evict or fine people for doing what they think is ethically correct. Solutions to this problem can be considered..but don't penalize the poor any more than they are already being penalized in their everyday lives!
MEOW MIX

United States

#5 Jan 13, 2008
mrsfedup wrote:
I must confess that I have provided food and shelter for 8 feral cats for about 1 1/2 years... I recently was able to trap them, had them neutered and wormed and brought back.(6 males/2 females). Since their release, 2 have not reappeared so I continue to care for the remaining 6. The way I look at it, is that they are God's creatures and deserve some humane care. Can I pet them, bring them indoors? NO, but they wait for me each morning knowing that I do care and I will continue to do so.......
You are part of the problem. The cats need to be euthanized and you should be fined.
Animal Lover

Aptos, CA

#6 Jan 13, 2008
I have 3 feral cats that live at the end of my driveway. I have trapped them and had them spayed/neutered, and I feed them twice a day. They are healthy. It really depends on what kind of world you want to live in: one with compassion and humane values, coexisting with others, or if you choose to kill cats because they have no known owner or address. I prefer the humane, compassionate and effective choice: Trap-Neuter-Return.
Idiot Stick

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jan 14, 2008
Animal Lover wrote:
I have 3 feral cats that live at the end of my driveway. I have trapped them and had them spayed/neutered, and I feed them twice a day. They are healthy. It really depends on what kind of world you want to live in: one with compassion and humane values, coexisting with others, or if you choose to kill cats because they have no known owner or address. I prefer the humane, compassionate and effective choice: Trap-Neuter-Return.
Love your answer to these uncaring people.
Farfel

Harwinton, CT

#8 Jan 14, 2008
Trap - Neuter - Return? Have you no idea as to the amount of killing that feral cats (and all outdoor cats) accomplish? Upwards of 50M migratory birds/year alone, let alone M's of small mammals? This is OK with you?

Freaky psycho cat-centric weirdos are very creepy.

In a just world, we would have open seasons on feral cats, a major cause of the catastrophic decline in global biodiversity. Too bad the DEP is caught up in 19th Century mindsets, calling coyotes "vermin", instead of feral cats. Thank goodness that the coytote and bobcat populations in the wilder parts of the state are making feral cats a thing of the past.

In the "City of Progress" <choke>, where the mindless rule, every last vestige of wild nature is extinguished. Mission accomplished!
D-Street Resident

Hartford, CT

#9 Jan 14, 2008
Farfel wrote:
Trap - Neuter - Return? Have you no idea as to the amount of killing that feral cats (and all outdoor cats) accomplish? Upwards of 50M migratory birds/year alone, let alone M's of small mammals? This is OK with you?
Freaky psycho cat-centric weirdos are very creepy.
In a just world, we would have open seasons on feral cats, a major cause of the catastrophic decline in global biodiversity. Too bad the DEP is caught up in 19th Century mindsets, calling coyotes "vermin", instead of feral cats. Thank goodness that the coytote and bobcat populations in the wilder parts of the state are making feral cats a thing of the past.
In the "City of Progress" <choke>, where the mindless rule, every last vestige of wild nature is extinguished. Mission accomplished!
Don't worry buddy I live up the street and have a dog, I help take care of the cat problem!

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#11 Jan 14, 2008
MEOW MIX wrote:
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You are part of the problem. The cats need to be euthanized and you should be fined.
I think YOU should be the one thats euthanized, loser.

Come to MY house & do something to the feral cats that I feed! I guarantee you'll be eating your meals through a straw for the next 8 months!
Feral Cat Menace

Newtown, CT

#13 Jan 14, 2008
Round them up and kill them. Feral cats are a menace to wildlife.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#16 Jan 14, 2008
Nhoj Nevhkoorb wrote:
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You are one tough guy. You are adding to the cat problem and should be put in jail. Do you have any idea what these cats do to native widlife popluations? Of course you don't. Idiots like you need to be held accountable for their destructive and illegal activites.
You see, your comments might have annoyed me had your opinion really meant something....
TGIFingers

Hartford, CT

#17 Jan 14, 2008
I've got some pork fried rice, some water chestnuts, carrots, sprouts, broccoli, ginger, soy sauce...

Anyone up for stir fry?

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#18 Jan 14, 2008
Duran wrote:
There is nothing more hilarious then these freeky cat people.
I had a problem with feral cats craping in my yard, and yowlling at ungodly hours.
I threw bleach on them, and shot them with steel pellets, problem solved.
Mr tough guy that feeds the cats, you're a full blown wanker, as well as a sausage smoker.
Yeah, why don't we do the same thing to feral people.

Hmmmm. YOU seem feral to me.....
Faust

Addison, TX

#19 Jan 14, 2008
Farfel wrote:
Trap - Neuter - Return? Have you no idea as to the amount of killing that feral cats (and all outdoor cats) accomplish? Upwards of 50M migratory birds/year alone, let alone M's of small mammals? This is OK with you?
Freaky psycho cat-centric weirdos are very creepy.
In a just world, we would have open seasons on feral cats, a major cause of the catastrophic decline in global biodiversity. Too bad the DEP is caught up in 19th Century mindsets, calling coyotes "vermin", instead of feral cats. Thank goodness that the coytote and bobcat populations in the wilder parts of the state are making feral cats a thing of the past.
In the "City of Progress" <choke>, where the mindless rule, every last vestige of wild nature is extinguished. Mission accomplished!
You forgot to mention the number of field mice and rats that they kill.

Point out the good with the bad or you'll look like a tard

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#20 Jan 14, 2008
Tell you what,
If you have feral cats, trap them & bring them to me.
I have an acre of property & HUMANS for neighbors. Those cats will be well taken care of here.
WI Mom

West Babylon, NY

#21 Jan 14, 2008
Nhoj Nevhkoorb wrote:
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You are one tough guy. You are adding to the cat problem and should be put in jail. Do you have any idea what these cats do to native widlife popluations? Of course you don't. Idiots like you need to be held accountable for their destructive and illegal activites.
It may be written into the Renter's leases but I don't belive it is illegal.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#22 Jan 14, 2008
Faust wrote:
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You forgot to mention the number of field mice and rats that they kill.
Point out the good with the bad or you'll look like a tard
A TARD!!!!

Friggin hilarious!!!

I gotta remember that one.....

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#23 Jan 14, 2008
WI Mom wrote:
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It may be written into the Renter's leases but I don't belive it is illegal.
No Mom, it's not illegal.
I own my house, so I can do whatever I want with them.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#25 Jan 14, 2008
Nhoj Nevhkoorb wrote:
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You seem annoyed. Stop feeding the vermin a s s wipe! Cats belong indoors.
I have three indoor cats & two feral cats that I feed & shelter. You see, I actually care about helpless animals & I try to be a good person by feeding them & giving them shelter. If that's illegal, then maybe I should find a new state to live in.

Like I said, send them here, I'll take them. But to torture & kill them to satisfy your BLOOD LUST is just wrong. So therefore, YOU ARE WRONG & your opinion gets flushed down the toilet just like I would any other turd.
WI Mom

West Babylon, NY

#26 Jan 14, 2008
Brookhaven John wrote:
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No Mom, it's not illegal.
I own my house, so I can do whatever I want with them.
John, That's what I am getting at. I agree with you. There is no law against feeding feral cats. It's the people who are planning on hurting the cats who would be doing something illegal for which there are consequences if caught.

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