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TNR Volunteer Convicted of Having Too Many Cats

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, TNR )

- 1271 days ago -
Annette Betancourt was fined $200 for "owning" the feral cats in her trap-neuter-return efforts. Wait, what?!

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Kit B. (276)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:00 am

This an inhumane, archaic and wholly unjustified law and fine. Let's see a petition on this. I am writing a letter to the newspaper and the town officials. Good people that make positive efforts in their community should be lauded not punished.

Cher C. (1450)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:02 am

You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week

Thnx hun!


. (0)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:04 am
Unless she was not able to prove she was not returning these cats to its colony, I don't see how the ruling could have been upheld.

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 11:35 am
I'm sorry but this absolute bullshit. You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. I hope she does appeal and I hope she wins. People are absolutely bloodthirsty bastards. Did they remove the word compassion from the dictionary or something? They made sure that kill and torture are still there!

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 1:14 pm
noted incredible!!!!!!! tamara you are right!!!! thnx

desanka s. (419)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:37 pm
Ah, bureaucracy... TY Cher!

Sign Annette Betancourt PETITION
The Governor of MO: Please change your ordinance to allow for feral cat colony caretakers

Donna B. (36)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:15 pm
Unhappily noted. This is total B.S.! That's what she gets for caring about animals and helping them?? Thx for posting.

Donna B. (36)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:16 pm
It doesn't want to "note" my stories and I don't why. Going to sign the petition, for sure!! This infuriates me!!

SuzanneAWAY L. (126)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:43 pm
It's always dodgy when trying to help feral cats. If communities and municipalities would just buy into the idea of TNR and allow those who would volunteer to provide food and medical attention, everyone would come out a winner.

Lisa Neste (764)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:09 am
Signed the petition that Desanka prived, thanks !

Lisa Neste (764)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:10 am
That's provided, sorry bout that. lol :)

Tal H. (10)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 5:58 pm
?? :(

Lydia W. (155)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:37 pm
That is shameful of the courts , Where we live the law says if you feed it and or take it in
you have then assumed ownership of a stray animal , Weird .

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 9:23 pm
A judge fines a person who's actually trying to do something about feral over population in a humane manner, while another judge lets two monsters get away with murdering and torturing an innocent puppy. This world, at times, can get pretty crazy!

John Gregoire (292)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:52 am
TNR does not work and harms wildlife. Numerous studies have now shown this so why do people continue to pursue a faulty program.

T Ann (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:49 pm
I would be more than obliging to sign any petition that will assist Annette in a further appeal for recognition. She serves the community interest and is proving responsible citizenship. I do hope a petition can be arranged to support her and the important work achieved by her and many of us through the TNR programs undertaken worldwide. By its nature the court is setting a precedent that will undermine TNR. An appeal needs to go forward and a strong petition will provide the necessary democratic vote both within her country and others globally.

T Ann (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 10:50 pm
I just located the petition above....signing now!!
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