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Fayette plans feral cat roundup

A trial program approved April 10 by the Fayette County Commission will trap and neuter feral cats and return them to the locations where they were found. The alternative to euthanizing the cats was a request of the Fayette County Humane Society.

The six-month trial Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program will center on four areas where feral cats are often seen and reported. Those areas include the Fayette Pavilion, Bryson Lane in Fayetteville, the Ga. Highway 85 Connector in Brooks and the Paschal Road/Dividend Drive area in Peachtree City. The number of feral cats reported in those areas run from 20-50 animals.

Commissioners noted that the various municipalities would need to sign off on the trial program.

The program is an alternative to the nearly daily need to euthanize cats, Fayette County Animal Control staff told commissioners. Once neutered and returned, the cats can live out their lives without reproducing.

The trial program will run for six months at the request of the Fayette County Humane Society. Staff will provide program updates to the commission.

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<p>not a photo from this county. How sad that this needs to be done, but thanks to FCHS and FC Animal Control for the collaboration on this trial. Hopefully, PTC will agree to participate.</p>

Git Real's picture

Kill the freakin' cats. Good grief....

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

rolling stone's picture

<p>Cats have no more business running loose than dogs do. Rounding them up is a good idea, turning them loose again, not so much. As noted by Git Real, if you want to be humane, start with the birds and wildlife and remove their useless predators.</p>

<p>Please review past, present, and if I may be so bold, future local headlines; Murder, arson, breaking and entering, theft, car- jackings, fraud, armed robbery, molestation, rape and who knows what else. As I see it, the useless predators are human, not feline.</p>

Git Real's picture

<p>And your point is? Ohhh.... I git it....... Let&#39;s spay and neuter the feral humans..... That would be money well spent....</p>

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

<p>By golly, you may have hit the nail on the head! Talk about money well spent!</p>

Git Real's picture

Let the Feral Humans choose the Spay 'n' Neuter package of their choice. After completion of tax payer funded procedure the lucky contestant gets to choose from the options below:

Package #1. $1000 cash or a $2000 trip to an Orlando Time Share which includes both a $200 gift certificate redeemable at their favorite vapor hut and Bass Pro Shop and free tickets to the next Colt Ford concert.

Or....

Package #2. $1000 cash or a 7 day trip to Colorado with accommodations at the luxurious Micro-Tel Hotel chain stocked with an assorted gift basket containing pot brownies and a random selection of Colorado's finest.

Or....

Package #3 $1000 cash or $600 in scratch off lottery tickets, a year's supply of Skittles and free front row seats at the next Hillary Clinton 2016 tour stop which not only includes a free Obama phone but also a free autographed photo with the first Black POTUS and his new upcoming grandchild.

Hey..... Talk about a terrific ROI.....

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

Cyclist's picture

is covered 100% - no co-pays. For males…... well, they're simply out of luck.

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Git Real's picture

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<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

Git Real's picture

Can't hurt.....

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

RKS's picture

I am very glad to hear this is going to happen. If you don't know what TNR is, here is a link. http://www.alleycat.org/casefortnr

PTC Observer's picture

If it works so well for cats, why not rats too?

As far as birds go, well they can just get eaten I suppose.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cats-kill-more-one-billion-birds-eac...

Makes perfect sense to let the feral cat population naturally dwindle down instead of euthenization. The problem is not with the cats, but rather with people that won't spay and neuter their pets and then dump them out. At least this way the cats will be sterilized and won't continue to produce litters of kittens. Glad to see some common sense for a change.

PTC Observer's picture

A dead cat won't produce litters of kittens either, if you go to the cost and bother of catching them, why not just euthanize them? Seems like wasted effort to let them go again and the birds will be much happier too, no hungry, spayed and neutered cats to eat them.

Besides, simply because cats happen to live with people gives them no superior right to life. If your "solution" has so much merit, we need to catch and fix rats too. After all we have a lot more rats to catch than cats and we simply poison rats. Is a cat a higher life form than a rat?

Just curious how you make the distinction between the lives of cats, rats and birds.

Git Real's picture

If you hear a report about a guy geared up like Carl Spackler stalking armadillos and feral cats in the neighborhood well........

<em><strong>Stupid can't be fixed. We can only vote him out</strong></em>

RKS's picture

The major causes of bird deaths are the large scale disappearance of coastal wetlands and other habitats, climate change, pesticides you use in your gardens and other pollution. Collision with wind turbines, windows and automobiles.

Shoebox's picture

Thank you.

TNR endangers human health, restricts the rights of property owners, devastates birds and other wildlife, and is cruel to animals. TNR is a dumping program in which participants do not accept responsibility for the cats. TNR advocates say that humans created feral cats and should care for them, but TNR doesn't care for the cats: it sentences them to horrible lives and deaths on the streets, and endangers everyone else. People who push TNR programs are often fanatics who care more about their beliefs than they do about the cats. Sometimes people who support TNR have not heard the whole story about TNR, nor thought about the consequences. Some people gain financially from promoting TNR programs.

A better option, one of responsibility, love and respect for all, is TENVAC (Trap-Evaluate-Neuter-Vaccinate-Adopt-Contain), a public/private sanctuary program for cats. TENVAC protects human health, wildlife, property rights, and provides a safe home where feral and stray cats that cannot be adopted or re-humanized can live out their lives protected and loved. TENVAC was developed because of love and respect for all: an equal share of the pie for everyone, not one favored over all others. If you love cats, then this is the program for you.

PTC Observer's picture

Now this makes sense, provided of course that all those cats that are adopted stay in the house, aka house cats.

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