Thursday, February 07, 2008

Petaluma, CA Killing Feral Cats

Petaluma, CA passed an ordiance that prevents the feeding of feral cats in a wetlands area, and allows for Animal Control to kill the cats immediately. The ordinance states: There shall be no feeding of feral cats in or within one-half mile of the Petaluma Wetlands, located along the Petaluma River. The area covered by this section is bordered by the Petaluma River on the southwest, and Lakeville Highway to the north and east, from the Petaluma Marina to, and including the Petaluma Holding Ponds. There shall be no feeding of feral cats inside any city park, or within a block of any city park. Any existing feeding station in the prohibited areas shall be removed within 90 days.

Instead of killing the cats, Petaluma needs to implement Trap-Neuter-Return programs, which will slowing decrease the number of cats in the wetlands through natural attrition. Killing the cats will just create a vacuum effect, and they will be replaced by other feral cats. TRN is also more economic for the city.

Please visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/357276712 to sign the petition, or call/email members of the City council to express your displeasure at the killing of these cats:
Name
Phone
Term Ends
Pamela Torliatt, Mayor
707-763-6825
12/10
Karen Nau, Vice Mayor
707-778-4521
12/08
Mike O'Brien Council
707-778-4525
12/08
Mike Harris Council
707-773-3196
12/10
Teresa Barrett Council
707-953-0846
12/10
David Rabbitt Council 707-971-0272
12/10
Samantha Freitas Council
12/08
Eric Danly, City Attorney
707-778-4362

Mike Bierman, City Manager
707-778-4345

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can they not see that a trap-neuter-release program is a far better solution?

Did they even think the matter through?
Did they do any research?

Who are these *******s and what can I legally do to knock some sense into them?