Where are the cats of Hartland, MN disappearing to?
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Where are all the cats of Hartland MN disappearing to?
There are approximately 30 stray and feral cats that have been trapped and mysteriously disappeared from Hartland MN. Two family pets have also disappeared - Toby, a 16 year old brown tabby, disappeared over Labor Day weekend, 2017, and Mimi, a tree legged orange tabby, disappeared on October 15th, 2017. Mimi is registered as an emotional support animal with Service Animals of Minnesota. She was registered before she was trapped.
In addition, Hartland has an issue with free-roaming cats – community cats. The mayor responded to our offer to help start a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program with this: “Trapping, neutering and releasing cats won't solve those problems. In addition, if cats were trapped and then released back into the community, that would encourage people to put out food for them in random locations, which would result in compounding our problem, as the neutered cats would be joined by other cats.”
So the community cat (feral, semi-feral and friendly) population continues to grow. The Mayor has stated that the city “has an agreement with the State Humane Society (MN) to assist us with trapping and removing cats from our community. The cats will then be removed entirely from the area.” We all know that WILL not happen – new ones will take their place and reproduce. And what will happened if they are removed?
We ask for you to sign and share this petition, which will be presented to the honorable Mayor Debra Flatness.
We also ask that you email the Mayor and civilly tell her why TNR is the only effective, humane and cost-efficient option. Many of the city’s issues with cats would be reversed if only they would listen.
And, we need to know where all the cats have gone!
Please directly email the mayor and civilly encourage her to turn to trap-neuter-return. Email: hartlandmayor@gmail. com
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