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2014-01-05 23:03:00

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Happy Neuter Year” provides $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats. Kentwood, MI (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 C-SNIP (Community Spay/Neuter Initiative Partnership) wants you to bring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, the “Happy Neuter Year,” campaign will provide...

2013-09-09 08:00:57

Long-term confinement is not a humane option for the control of feral and stray or abandoned cat populations, according to new guidelines issued by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in its Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published by SAGE. According to the society, which is the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, culling to control cat populations is also rarely effective or acceptable, whereas trap–neuter–return programs and rehoming (in...

2013-02-05 12:23:51

MT. RAINIER, Md., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Rescue (ACR), the international cat protection organization, urges environmentalists to act cautiously when pronouncing that they want ALL outdoor feral cats eradicated. ACR is reacting to the latest media frenzy about cats killing birds. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/DC54663) ACR President and TNR (trap-neuter-return) pioneer, Louise Holton, says the FWS and the Smithsonian are using scare...

2013-01-30 12:20:56

Calls study sensational, distorted science that relies on old or discredited research BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, responded to a biased study on cats and wildlife published in the journal Nature, which it called a veiled promotion by bird advocates to ramp up the mass killing of outdoor cats. "This study is part of a continuing propaganda...

US Domestic Cats Killing Birds And Mammals In Record Numbers, According To Smithsonian
2013-01-29 15:58:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just a week ago we reported that a New Zealand economist was looking for a way to rid the island of its cat infestation, with claims that the curious critters were responsible for millions of bird kills annually, leaving the country with a big dent in its native bird population. While many were outraged by the seemingly unwarranted call out for residents to not replace their dying feline family members, it seems there may have...

2012-11-01 11:22:28

MT. RAINIER, Md., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Rescue (ACR), the international cat protection organization, urges environmentalists to act cautiously when pronouncing that they want ALL outdoor feral cats eradicated. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/DC04423 ) ACR President and TNR (trap-neuter-return) pioneer, Louise Holton, is asking the environmental community to seriously consider what happened on just 2 islands when they eradicated cats. Says...

2011-04-08 08:57:00

MT. RAINIER, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 27, 2011, Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) will be hosting its second annual Free Feral Cat Spay Day to encourage the veterinary community and the public to end cat homelessness and to decrease shelters' euthanasia rates by practicing trap-neuter-return (TNR). TNR is the humane management of feral cat colonies or community cats, where cats are caught in humane traps, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to the site....

2009-03-20 12:46:00

MT. RAINIER, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new report out from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the debate of bird versus cat continues. According to a statement from Darin Schroeder, Vice President for Conservation Advocacy for the American Bird Conservancy, "[all] across America, birds face a gauntlet of threats to their survival including pesticides, collisions, domestic cats, and habitat loss." Schroeder says that the U.S. continues to permit imported produce that has...