There are differences of opinion when it comes to the issue of feral cats. To address resident complaints in the township of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Council members there are considering imposing a feeding ban on feral and stray cats.
Is this a smart idea? Animal advocates in Mt. Laurel are coming together to tell their local government officials “NO” and countering with a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) ordinance proposal. In the meantime, Lynn Mangano has started a Care2 petition asking Council members to vote “no” on starving feral and stray cats and dogs.
How Feral Cats Came to Be
Cats are a domesticated species and should not be found living outside. The problem stems from irresponsible cat owners abandoning their cats into an unsuspecting community to live the remainder of their lives in the wild. Lost or run-away cats can become part of a feral colony as well.
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