posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:11 PM
It's really sad, but people do that all the time. We had a family move in a few houses down, and across from us that had five cats. None of them were
fixed, and when they realized they had a problem on their hands, they just threw them out of the house. A couple have ended up as road pancakes, but
the females, 3 of them, have bred endlessly.
The neighborhood is now rampant with feral cats, several toms have grown up and started fighting. They have literally killed some of the others with
their fighting. I came home one morning from work, and saw a cat that was in shreds, but he was unapprochable. I tried to get near him, but he
The pound here charges you to trap. You rent the trap, and have to pay a fee for them to come pick up the animal. The trap is a weekly rental.
We have rescued several, but in our county, the only thing you can do is take them to the pound, which usually kills them because they are only open
weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, and closed on weekends. They make it nearly impossible to adopt, and the fees are now 100.00.
On top of that, it has now become a dumping ground. Not sure if it is just other homeowners that just loose their cats on the outdoors, come what may,
or people that drive through and dump their unwanteds.
Either way, I had to stop feeding the birds, because I realized I was actually feeding the cats.
Right now, we have 3 rescue litters of kittens and I don't know what to do with them. The Humane Society asks for a "donation" per animal of
I need to take them to the pound, but I fear what their outcome will be, and it is obvious no one will take them. Our pound history is wretched. There
are a couple of No-Kill shelters, but they only pick up animals from the pound, so there is no guarantee they will make it to any shelter.
We have rescued, neutered/spayed and gotten shots for so many, but my budget is feeling the strains of the economy, and I cannot keep doing it.
Especially not at around 350.00 per cat.
Out of the ones we have rescued, I want to keep 7, the others have to go, but I am at my wits end on what to do with them.
I am to the point now that I will be forced to stop trying to help these poor animals, because there is so many of them, and no place to turn for any
real help in placing them.
My heart is in the right place, but I just don't have the bank account to fund it, and my lousy county doesn't do anything unless it ends in
citations for money. Otherwise, they are worthless.