Feeding feral cat ban needs tweaking

I spent hours and hours to trap them, get them to the vet so they won’t have kittens.

Poll of the day, and all the votes against feeding feral cats. PLEASE contact me to talk about this. I feed feral cats. The cats I feed are spayed/neutered. I spent hours and hours to trap them, get them to the vet so they won’t have kittens. I spent the last two days helping someone who has been feeding a feral (or more likely, abandoned cat) in Duncan, who contacted my volunteer organization for help to trap the cat and get it vet help because it has an eye injury.

I work full time, and in the last 48 hours, I have checked on the trap I set eight times in the evening hours (between 6 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.). The weather did not help — staying out of the rain was more important for this cat than eating.

I can’t trap unless I have a vet appointment — no more available until January (not all are willing to deal with these “unknowns”/ferals). I am very happy Duncan City council has bylaws that deal with animal abuse, but the “feeding feral cats” ban needs a bit of tweaking.

 

Daragh Coulter

Duncan

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