Shelter How To: Identifying Feral Cats and Reuniting Lost Cats with OwnersPosted: April 22, 2015
Elimination of the mandatory holding periods for stray cats impounded by shelters is part of what I refer to as the war on cats. Cats deserve the same protections as are provided to dogs at shelters, including a mandatory holding period so their owners can reclaim them.
Groups who participate in the war on cats by promoting the absurd notion that shelters should immediately dump adoptable stray cats back on the streets instead of sheltering them attempt to justify this betrayal by claiming that sheltering cats is hard work. Granted, reuniting lost cats with their owners is hard work and identifying truly feral cats among the many scared cats at a shelter is also hard work.
I think it’s reasonable to ask how the people actually doing this hard work manage to avoid throwing up their hands and dumping all their stray cats back on the streets. So I did. Specifically…
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