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Stony Brook University Students Fight to Keep Feral Cat Funding

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, feral cats, funding, environment, protection, cats )

- 2712 days ago -
A college campus has to be one of the hardest places for controlling the feral cat population. There's a steady stream of new cats as students sneak pets into the dorm and then let them loose at the end of the year to fend for themselves

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Carol H (229)
Monday December 20, 2010, 4:28 pm
thanks Cher, signed and noted. beautiful kitty picture

Carrie B (306)
Monday December 20, 2010, 5:37 pm
Signed and noted.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 2:13 am
TY Cher.

Darlene W (63)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 3:13 am
signed, noted, thanks

Brittany D (28)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 7:56 am

Tamila mendoza (177)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 8:24 am
Students should be fined for this!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 8:53 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Melissa O (43)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 9:16 am

thank you!

Margaret B (88)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 12:12 pm

Jen S (121)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 12:41 pm
Signed! FWIW, I'd much prefer the kids saving cats on campus to the officious bureaucrats-in-training.

Ana F (128)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 12:48 pm

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 1:15 pm
These students are not doing the cats by favors by taking care of them and then abandoning them. The ASPCA should investigate, take the cats and try to get them adopted. Any student found with a cat should be fined or sign a declaration that they will take the cat home with them or find it a home or bring it to a Shelter.

Justin R (0)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 1:29 pm

A more constructive plan is needed!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 1:32 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 1:34 pm

michelle t (41)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 10:57 pm

desanka s (416)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 1:33 am
Signed** noted.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 1:59 am

Brigitte H (35)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 9:38 am
Noted & signed.

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 11:39 am
Signed ...noted..

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 9:34 pm
#629 out of the needed 1,000...Thank you Cher!

Tina L (3)
Thursday December 23, 2010, 7:59 am
signed and shared..

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday December 23, 2010, 6:02 pm
The feral cat problem in this instance is largely human generated, so the students deserve funding to try to remedy the situation in a humane and caring way.

Adam G (10)
Friday December 24, 2010, 2:08 am
feral cats: trapping = good, release = not good.
euthanasia = best option for this problem.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 9:51 am
I work for the 2nd largest University in the nation and the TNR program has been very successful. So much so that many of the towns within the city have adopted the program. In the 8 years we have had the program, our cat population went from over 250 down to about 50. The kittens and cats that could be adopted, were and those that couldn't are being well taken care of until they pass. The end of the semester, we get new cats that people have dropped off, especially students leaving the state after school's out, that we have to trap and neuter, but the feral cat population has been kept low. The feral cat's in return, keep the rodent population down (you know how messy college students are with food), and have served a great purpose to the University. A lot of people know these cats by name now and talk to them when they see them. The cats are still feral, but are part of the University.
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