Originally posted by Char-Leemy advice, unsolicited as it is, but based on hard experience, call animal control to deal with this quickly before it grows from dozens into hundreds. I know it seems heartless because they most likely will not be adopted and will be euthanized, but at least that will be more humane than the treatment they are likely to encounter from random humans and dogs.
reply to post by ollncasino
Not eradicated but required to be spayed or neutered. There should be a license for them so they care can be tracked. Our neighbor abandoned their kitty when they moved and we have a dozen strays wondering and having kittens on just this street alone.
I grew up in a neighborhood where evictions and abandoned animals were a huge problem, which is why my parents went into colony management with advice from Alley Cat Allies. But where I disagree with AlleyCat Allies is in the thinking its a good thing to let even a neutered colony exist. They run into barbaric fates. It's better to just get them off the streets before they turn into too many cats for one citizen to deal with in a productive humane manner.
I've rounded up strays and turned them in to the county shelter. It IS heart wrenching. But worse is coming across the maimed and killed bodies. Sometimes the raccoons kill them (dogs and cats), sometimes dogs, sometimes people. It's never pretty.
edit on 3-2-2013 by SheeplFlavoredAgain because: In to, not into. I'm not able to do transfiguration spells and turn cats into a building!