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Postby Graphite » Sep 16th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Is anyone aware of someone trapping or poisoning cats in the South Rutland area? There seems to be an aweful lot of missing cats in the Holbrook Rd area these last few months..
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Lady tehMa » Sep 17th, 2018, 6:17 am

The last time it happened I think a wild animal was to blame . . .

So sad when a family pet goes missing; no closure.

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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Graphite » Sep 17th, 2018, 6:50 am

I'm so sorry to hear about their dogs. That would have been aweful!

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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Graphite » Sep 17th, 2018, 6:52 am

The reason I ask about if a person is doing it is one cat was found this spring poisoned. A Holbrook seems to me to be an odd area for a wild animal to be hunting. We have had coyotes here before though we haven't been hearing them lately. And there are most definitely owls.

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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Bsuds » Sep 17th, 2018, 7:21 am

Owls can get them. It is just safer for your pets if you don't let them roam outside.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby gman313 » Sep 17th, 2018, 7:35 am

there were cats heads being placed on sticks in peoples yards years ago, around Rutland.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby ProblemSolver » Sep 17th, 2018, 7:51 am

I drove down Rutland Road onto Springfield this morning around 5:40 and saw a fairly large animal cross the street.
Honestly couldn't make out what it was as it was still pretty dark but it was at least 2-3feet in height (based on one of the street signs it walked past).

It was pretty quick but if there are lost pets in the area and this was a predator then I can easily imagine that we may have a new neighbor in the area.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby kelbear25 » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:02 am

A friend of mine lives near Merrifield rd in Rutland. Her and her neighbors had their cats go missing a few months ago. She ended up finding her cat out near Ellison, past the airport. As that is pretty far way for the cat to have traveled, they speculated that someone drove the cat out there and dumped it.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Bpeep » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:16 am

The solution to it all is very simple.
Don't let your pets roam outdoors.
If your pet lives indoors the risk of injury disappearance or death to predators is zero.

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter and keep their pets indoors.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby gman313 » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:20 am

Bpeep wrote:The solution to it all is very simple.
Don't let your pets roam outdoors.
If your pet lives indoors the risk of injury disappearance or death to predators is zero.

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter and keep their pets indoors.


the injured point is not correct. Animals can easily get injured indoors. Predator and disappearance are much less likely though
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Bpeep » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:21 am

There's lots of coyotes around.
They love to roam the town, pickings are easy with pets roaming around at night.

I've seen coyotes downtown on Bernard ave at night.
There's lots of them in town.

Social media is littered with ads from irresponsible pet owners looking for their pets that they let roam outdoors and never came back.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Bpeep » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:23 am

gman313 wrote:
Bpeep wrote:The solution to it all is very simple.
Don't let your pets roam outdoors.
If your pet lives indoors the risk of injury disappearance or death to predators is zero.

Responsible pet owners spay and neuter and keep their pets indoors.


the injured point is not correct. Animals can easily get injured indoors. Predator and disappearance are much less likely though


I've had multiple indoor pets my entire life, as have most my friends.
None of us ever had one get injured indoors.
But I've heard of thousands getting injured or killed outdoors.

I don't buy your statement for a minute.
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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Bpeep » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:25 am

It's estimated that kelowna has a feral cat population of 18 thousand.
18 thousand.

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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Scrobins94 » Sep 17th, 2018, 8:27 am

A pet is not adapted to survive outside in the event of an attack. Do your pet a favour and keep it inside, where it's safe from wildlife. Also, please pick up after you pet. Don't be disgusting.

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Re: Missing Rutland Cats

Postby Catri » Sep 17th, 2018, 9:00 am

I was shocked at the number when the story came out about the 18,000 feral cats. Now every time I see a cat wandering around I wonder whether it's someone's disposable pet or already one of the 18k. It makes sense that coyotes come into town with such a large supply of prey.

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