End Cat Suffering & Protect Immunosuppressed People & Kids Health
  • Petitioned Hillsborough County Animal Services

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Hillsborough County Animal Services

End Cat Suffering & Protect Immunosuppressed People & Kids Health

    1. Petition by

      Dorina Smith

Hillsborough County is considering adopting & paying for Trap Neuter Release as part of the county's way of dealing with the current feral cat issue. There are many concerns with this idea - #1-The feral cats are Suffering because they are not receiving the proper long-term care that they deserve after they are spayed/neutered and abandoned back into the wild. #2-Our Kids and Immune Compromised individuals are at a higher risk of disease that are spread by these uncared for feral cats. 10% of the AIDS patients die every year from Toxoplasmosis which can be transferred to humans via cat feces from the soil. 600-700 children are blinded every year by Ocular Larval Migrans resulting from roundworms which can also be transmitted by cats through the soil. #3- Over 1 Billion Birds and other small mammals are killed by cats every year. Many of these killed fall in the endangered species category. For more information, a local group has put together a website that includes more detailed information as well as the other worries of abandoning cats back into the wild – www.hahf.org/awake

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    • Gianna Macias MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
      • about 2 years ago

      My main concern are the cats, they suffer because of humans, and if the kids suffer is because of ADULT HUMANS, to not make the poor cat pay the price.

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    • Francine Telese BRANDON, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      All animals deserve kindness from care takers. Taking a feral cat, operate on them and throw them back in the wild without proper aftercare is animal abuse. The cats are caught, we have the potential to remove all of the diseases that they spread to each other by vacinating them. Why is this not happening?

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    • Lisa Welch PLANT CITY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Why isI am a cat lover. I am an animal lover. BUT-- The "release" part of the TNR is illegal at a federal and state level. The feral cat population is one of our most destructive nonnative invasive species. YES, feral cats are an invasive species. They are not native, they compete with native species for food sources, they kill native species and they carry several zoonotic diseases. Let us leave out the emotions on this issue and deal with it rationally and responsibly.

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    • Karen Potts SEFFNER, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Solve the problem at it's root. Get the animals off the streets. They are suffering too! My neighbor has been breeding (allowing) his cats and letting them go wild. The county has been called but will do nothing. Now you want the tax payers to pay for neutering them? We pay for everything already!!!!Solve the problem at it's roots!

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    • Sally Manning SEFFNER, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Cats are no different than dogs, no one suggests trap/neuter/release of dogs so why should cats be sent back to the wild to suffer from disease and predators. If you can trap/neuter them then adopt them too. It is safer for them and our community.

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