Rescue cat trap stolen....

Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby MalaPropina » Feb 7th, 2019, 7:39 pm

I realize this is somewhat off topic regarding the story of the trap and carrier but let's just clear this up....

There is a difference between a house cat, a stray and a feral cat.
However, they are ALL domestic cats. Period.
Strays and ferals exsist because of humans. Its not their fault. Period.
They do not need to be "put down". Period

There are organizations such as OHS that trap, have them vetted, spayed/neutered. If they can be socialised they are adopted to wonderful homes or farms as barn cats. The truly feral ones are returned to where they were trapped. Removing them and "putting them down" creates a vacuum effect and more cats move in and the cycle starts anew. Its called TNR- trap-neuter-return.

Glad the trap was found and not stolen for drug money. Those traps are expensive to replace. Carriers aren't cheap either and I hope it is found.

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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Brushy Bill » Feb 8th, 2019, 5:53 am

what the heck is a trap 'carrier' ?
Feral urban cats should go the way of the rabbits
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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2019, 6:04 am

Brushy Bill wrote:what the heck is a trap 'carrier' ?

It's "carrier". As in pet carrier - soft or hard sided small crate/container to put small pets in especially for travel. Probably similar to this:

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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Brushy Bill » Feb 8th, 2019, 6:24 am

doh! got it :chicken:
maybe it went with the cat
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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2019, 6:28 am

Sounds like major miscommunication going on between the tenants, movers and rescuers.
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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Ken7 » Feb 8th, 2019, 9:13 am

MalaPropina wrote:Shows that these degenerates will steal anything from anyone. Rich. Poor. Non-profit rescue organizations. They don't care and they know nothing will happen even if they get caught. It's sickening.


It may be another cat owner, thinking their cat is the target. A lot of people open there doors in the evening and out goes there cat.

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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby Fancy » Feb 8th, 2019, 9:34 am

Just to clarify - the cat in the photo isn't the one they are after - that's just a stock photo.
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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby MalaPropina » Feb 9th, 2019, 3:04 am

Brushy Bill wrote:Feral urban cats should go the way of the rabbits


Feral cats can provide benefits to the community.

They provide excellent pesticide free rodent control. Many businesses are now starting to take in feral cats for rodent control. Not only are there perks from not using pesticides, it also saves businesses and tax payers money on extermination programs. "Working cat" programs are proving to be very successful.

Since cats are territorial animals, a well maintained TNR feral colony will keep other cats out of the area. This reduces the spread of disease and reduces behaviors such as spraying and fighting while also reducing the population cycle.

A well run TNR program saves tax dollars. A TNR program costs almost half of what an "eradication" program would cost tax payers and is almost entirely privately funded through donations and/or grants and is usually run by volunteers.

TNR programs also benefit the community through education and activites that foster compassion and a sense of purpose and community involvement. There are also health benefits as studies have shown that caring for cats is good for mental and cardiovascular health. Studies have proved a recuction in blood pressure, risk of stroke, recuced anxiety and improved sleep.

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Re: Rescue cat trap stolen....

Postby gman313 » Feb 11th, 2019, 2:49 pm

MalaPropina wrote:I realize this is somewhat off topic regarding the story of the trap and carrier but let's just clear this up....

There is a difference between a house cat, a stray and a feral cat.
However, they are ALL domestic cats. Period.
Strays and ferals exsist because of humans. Its not their fault. Period.
They do not need to be "put down". Period

There are organizations such as OHS that trap, have them vetted, spayed/neutered. If they can be socialised they are adopted to wonderful homes or farms as barn cats. The truly feral ones are returned to where they were trapped. Removing them and "putting them down" creates a vacuum effect and more cats move in and the cycle starts anew. Its called TNR- trap-neuter-return.

Glad the trap was found and not stolen for drug money. Those traps are expensive to replace. Carriers aren't cheap either and I hope it is found.


I will agree it is not their problem, period

they do however need to be put down when overpopulated. PERIOD

Remember the rabbits of Kelowna? someone stupid society tried to save them but the vast majority were KILLED. MURDERED. And it was the way it should be
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