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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....

2010-12-05 00:13:28

The authors of the six-page circular "Feral Cats and Their Management," published by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension is biased and thinly veiled advocacy and instruction manual for the total extermination of unowned cats, according to Dr. Frank McMillan, DVM, ACVIM and director of well-being studies for Best Friends Animal Society. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 A recently published study by a university's extension office is misleading: It uses pseudo-science to...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

Disputes accuracy of report's findings; rejects conclusion that shooting feral cats is an acceptable means of control Bethesda, MD (Vocus) December 1, 2010 A disturbing report released by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln"”which proposes shooting feral cats as an acceptable means of control"”is based on shoddy research, is scientifically unsupportable, and should be unequivocally rejected, said Alley Cat Allies. "This "Ëœreport' is basically a summary of previous...

2010-04-14 09:07:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the lagging economy that continues to challenge rescue groups seeking to re-home animals and pet owners struggling to keep their pets, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals has positive news: euthanasia at Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) shelters is down, adoptions by AC&C and other Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) are up, and transfers of animals from AC&C to its rescue partners are rising dramatically. In 2005,...

2009-07-02 12:13:08

A U.S. study has determined some wild coyotes regularly feed on outdoor domestic and feral cats. Shannon Grubbs of the University of Arizona and Paul Krausman of the University of Montana said they tracked coyotes in the Tucson area and observed 36 coyote-cat encounters, of which 19 ended with the coyotes killing the cats. The researchers said while other studies have found approximately 13 percent of a coyote's diet consists of cats, the new study found of the 45 instances during which...

2009-03-24 14:55:08

A University of West Georgia campus organization said it has captured, fixed, vaccinated and released 36 feral cats since October 2007. Ineke Abunawass, who works in the school's environmental safety and health office, said she came up with the CampusCATS catch-and-release scheme as a humane way to deal with the estimated 150 to 200 feral cats living on campus, the Carrollton Times-Georgian reported Tuesday. She said the cats are captured in humane traps and taken to the West Georgia Spay and...

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...

2009-01-21 11:26:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals began an ambitious ten-year initiative to transform New York City into a no-kill community - where no dog or cat of reasonable health or temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Today, as it embarks upon year five of the initiative, the Mayor's Alliance is well on its way to achieving that goal. Founded in 2002, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a coalition of approximately...

2008-05-13 17:07:05

For some pet owners, spaying or neutering their animals is no longer a choice - it's the law. Nearly 40 mandatory sterilization bills have been introduced this year alone in cities and counties nationwide, including Dallas, Texas and Palm Beach, Fla. So far, only a handful has passed. During local hearings, the controversial proposals attract legions of animal enthusiasts who pack rooms to voice their strong opinions. The issue is also being argued online in chat rooms where...


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