observer
 
Web Results by google  
SEARCH: go
back4 weather
   
Enter city or zip
go
PENN YAN   ADVERTISEMENT

Village adopts feral cat plan


PENN YAN—In October after several months of study, the Penn Yan Village Board adopted a program to control the population of feral cats in the village. Cats were again the topic of comment at the Nov. 18 meeting as representatives of the organization, Reigning Cats and Dogs, made a presentation about control methods and the reasons why they disagreed with the village’s plan. Last month the village adopted a program that would allow feral cats to be removed from private property only at the request of the property owner. The cats would then be taken to a site where they would receive health evaluations, be spayed or neutered and then taken to rural property to live. Group president Robert Krause stated groups such as the Humane Society and the SPCA have found that this type of control, trap and remove, does not work. His organization proposes one difference: that the cats be returned to the area where they were trapped. Krause outlined benefits including population stabilization, significantly fewer new kittens, spraying and howling greatly reduced, healthy cat colonies and the rodent population kept in check. The group would charge the village the same amount as it has agreed to, $30 per cat. Krause maintained new, unsterilized cats would fill the vacuum created by removal of cats, maintaining the method his goups proposed would reduce the population of feral cats by 50 percent or more. The organization would maintain feeding stations in what Krause termed proper areas.
 


Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: