Put a feline-specific poison in the food after she puts it there. It is probably not illegal to feed them, since they aren’t really wildlife, and they aren’t dangerous either. But then it’s not illegal to kill them either.
Do you guys have FTC2 there? Or something like it? We use that here all the time. It gets rid of feral cats, but is harmless to native species. The humane society is ok with it too, since it kills humanely.
You’re new here Princess, so you wouldn’t understand the ferral cat problems. Most of those cats are wild, I bet you wouldn’t be able to aproach even one of them. People like her are just adding to the problem. They’re wild, they can fend for themselves.
If she really wants to help them, she should try to take them in. Tsk. All of this after the tonnes of publicity the ferral cat issue has been getting recently.
They hand them over for a price. And there is no advantage of getting a cat from the SPCA here over getting a free one. The only vet here doesn’t give any sort of discount to the SPCA for altering the animals, which doesn’t give me any incentive to get the cat from the SPCA, as I would have to go to the local vet and have no other options. Where I’m from, they’ve worked it out so that it ends up being CHEAPER to get a cat from the SPCA than it would be to get a “free” kitten.
The cats at the SPCA get fixed, vaccinated atleast two times and dewormed. Its only 110$ for a male cat, and 120$ for a female, more for a kitten because they need to be vaccinated more. It ends up costing less then getting a random stray from the street. And it is illegal to poison any food.
It is cheaper to get a cat from the SPCA as opposed to getting a “free” cat.
The SPCA makes sure the animal does not leave the shelter unaltered, and most of what the adoption fee covers is the actual neutering/spaying of the animal.
The animals are vaccinated, looked over and taken care of before going to a home.
All of my four cats are from an SPCA, and I would encourage anyone who is looking to get a pet to go and look there first.
My two dogs on the other hand, I did not get at an SPCA, and it cost at least double the amount of money to alter, vaccinate and the whole nine yards for a “free” pet.
Are you serious? Since when has poisoning any animal been considered humane?
The city should consider organizing some sort of fund to help spay/neuter feral cats.
It’s been a huge issue for years, and nothing has been done to resolve the problem.
Maybe they should have thought about putting money elsewhere before giving staff
a raise on an already well paid job. Three workers mowing a ten foot grass area…that is what we are giving a raise to, and having our property taxes raised for. What a joke of a city.
The local vet refuses to alter any cats under 6 months old, so lots of cats leave the shelter unaltered. And the vet in Rupert doesn’t offer ANY discount to the SPCA (unlike vets in Nanaimo, where I moved from), so getting a “free” cat and getting it altered on my own time, and getting its shots would cost a tiny bit less than getting it from the Rupert SPCA. I’ve already checked with them there. I’ve been there to look at cats a few times. (I’m only interested in kittens because I have a grumpy older cat who will only “accept” kittens and not other adult cats.)
They leave the shelter unaltered with an agreement to get them fixed when they are old enough. I’ve gone through the process of adopting a kitten recently. And to me it just makes sense to do it through the spca.
Boo Radley got all his shots, was dewormed and when he was old enough he got neutered and tattooed. All that for a one time price.