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Reject Ordinance to Care for Cat Colonies ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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

Cher Away
- 656 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Fort Worth City Council is considering a Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance that will affect resident caregivers' right to care for feral cats by imposing fines and penalties and interfering with caregivers' privacy



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. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:11 am
Ignorance, as usual.
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:15 am
Noted and signed- TY
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:24 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:31 am
Signed, TU. When the local animal warden came to see if we had any unregistered pets she said that you had to register (fee required) any feral cats you feed and also pay for their rabies shots (and have proof of it).All this seems to be over regulation. TU Cher
 

Arielle S. (317)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:35 am
This is a clear case of where government should mind its own business - signed.
 

Joe R. (189)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:47 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:49 am

Signed and shared

This is "smaller" government at work. Never mind about the important issues of city, state and Federal government get deeply involved with personal rights, by blocking each individual right to make choices for your life. Those who do not want to feed and help homeless animals will not, those who do want to help are to be fined?

Alley Cat Allies thinks the proposed ordinance is flawed. Instead of stabilizing the cat population, the ordinance's registration requirements and penalties for non-compliance will have the opposite effect. Fewer residents will do Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats, resulting in an increase in the feral cat population in Fort Worth.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:18 am
signed.
 

Julie E. (345)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:32 am
Noted and signed.
 

Erin R. (169)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:00 am
done
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:08 am
done -TY
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:20 am
signed~
 

Kay M. (351)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:37 am
done.
 

. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:56 am
Signed and noted - ty Cher
 

Michela m. (3894)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:00 am

S&N
 

Carol Bischoff (377)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:11 am
Noted and signed.
 

Gabriela V. (163)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:12 am
Signed
 

Elizabeth O. (87)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:51 am
Signed.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:03 am
S & N! And hopefully these neighbors, should this law pass consider taking these feral cats in and give them a forever home...I did just that for thousands of feral cats over my 40+ years of rescue and love, patience and rehabilitation will have them all lap cats in no time! If I can do it then each and every one of these neighbors can do it as well....NO more excuses TNR is fantastic BUT NOT ENOUGH as you are always leaving them subjected to the dangers of disease, hit by cars, and evil people worst of all! Like NIKE...JUST DO IT!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:30 am
Signed & noted. Thanks
 

Pat B. (354)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:34 am
TY, Cher. Done.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:35 am
Noted, signed and twittered. Thanks Cher!
 

Ximena Jaramillo (14)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:58 am
Signed and noted
 

Mm M. (450)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:11 pm
S&N sweetie! xx
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:29 pm
Signed. Poor cats.
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:30 pm
Gladly signed.
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:04 pm
Signed
 

Gary A L. (133)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:13 pm
signed and noted thanks for all you do
 

Sandra S. (121)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:15 pm
signed thanks,xxx
 

Dan S. (9)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:49 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher!
 

Cathy P. (96)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:52 pm
Not signed.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:02 pm
Signed
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:06 pm
signed -Cher, wasn't this posted before? Possibly by someone else.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:21 pm
signed & noted
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:36 pm
Noted and signed
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:40 pm
signed
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:42 pm
I have to say im comflicted about this one i have a feral cat colony and ALL my cats are vetted spayed-neutered utd on shots and fed very well but they arent registered hell you couldnt even get collars & tags on most of the cats lmao i do however feel its a good idea for health purposes to impliment some type of process so that the health of the cats is never in question & to be sure that they are ALL spayed-neutered and UTD with shots but i dont see that its the governments job, i can say from many years experience that MOST ALL feral cats that have been feral since kittens or feral for over two years can NEVER be rehabilitated to lapcats only kittens and strays and the exceptionally friendy cats cann be rehabilitated and even that takes months of hard work
 

Ruth M. (252)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:01 pm
Signed & noted
 

Eternal Gardener (739)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:06 pm
N&S
 

Mariette G. (150)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:17 pm
Signed, thanks Cher!
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:33 pm
I think there does need to be some kind of oversight, so that people aren't just caring for a bunch of strays that aren't altered and are defecating in the neighbors' garden- but Alley Cat Allies should have some input, so that the feral caretakers will follow the rules and not just abandon their charges over fear of penalties....
 

iveta cer (68)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:57 pm
SIGNED!!!!
 

Ellen G. (339)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:04 pm
signed
 

tracey p. (84)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:06 pm
I don't think those who voluntarily care for these cats should have to pay to do so. If there was some help to neuter them, and ensure they are not being abused...then fine. But to discourage people from helping them by charging them to do so seems unfair when these people are trying to do something worthwhile for these needy cats.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:38 pm
signed
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:57 pm
Is this to cut down on animal hoarding? II signed because I think it's going a bit low to fine people who have barely enough $ for food,themselves, but want to do something nice for animals!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:55 pm
This is wrong and I hope Alley Cat Allies is on to it.
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:00 pm
signed an noted
 

Joan M. (1090)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:08 pm
Signed. I do have mixed feelings about this, both sides appear to believe that they are doing what is best for the cats, but there appears to be a breakdown in communication, both sides should sit down and talk this through and come up with an answer that is best for the cats, not the humans. Thanks Cher
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:14 pm
Done !
 

Karen B. (8)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:42 pm
signed.
 

Donna B. (36)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher.
 

aj E. (164)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:53 pm
signed.
 

Ro ck H. (254)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:05 pm

Signed and noted. Thanks Cher! Green star sent to Joan for her comments that the two sides should sit down and talk and come up an answer that puts the cats needs before human needs.
 

Romla Lal (9)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:01 pm
Signed.
 

Jules W. (61)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks.
 

Valerie H. (134)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:19 pm
Thank you, signed
 

janet f. (29)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:08 pm
If Alley Cat Allies thinks it's a bad idea, then it must be a bad idea.
 

Marie W. (65)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:17 pm
S&N
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:06 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher..
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:43 pm
Noted and signed.,thanks.
 

Alison A. (234)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:49 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:57 pm
Signed & Shared on Facebook.
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:03 am
signed & noted...
 

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:15 am
noted and signed
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:29 am
Victoria, You signed on November 14, 2012.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:00 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:10 am
Dianne, You signed on November 14, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Betsy Price, Fort Worth Mayor - W.B. Zimmerman, District 3 - Frank Moss, District 5 - Jungus Jordan, District 6 - Dennis Shingleton, District 7 - Joel Burns, District 9
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:15 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Karen R. (87)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:06 am
signed
 

John S. (301)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:12 am
Signed and noted.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (984)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:50 am
signed and noted--thanks Cher
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:28 am
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:37 am
signed, thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:47 am
noted + already signed
 

Joy Wong (76)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 7:33 am
Noted and signed.
 

Charlotte J. (4)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:44 am
noted and signed, what a world!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:47 am
noted and shared
 

deb s. (148)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:28 am
noted signed and in hopes
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:30 am
Done. Thanks.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:51 am
Previously signed!
 

Diane K. (136)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:52 am
noted & signed. thx
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:56 am
S+N
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:13 am
Done.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:15 am
Signed.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:35 am
Signed.
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:04 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:16 pm
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:35 pm
TY Cher - signed & noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:55 pm
A much as I can I take care of feral cats living near my house, also try to help finding new homes for them, so I think that ordinance is just stupid. Maybe instead of this government could do something to prevent the uncontrolled breeding of animals through sterilization and adoption for example?
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:24 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

monka blanke (74)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:38 pm
signed & noted.
 

Beth M. (244)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:20 pm
Signed & shared on FB.
 

Marliese B. (63)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:31 pm
Noted and signed!
 

mariana c. (21)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:35 pm
Noted and signed
 

Gawe? S. (15)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:40 am
signed
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:04 am
Noted and signed - these people clearly have nothing better to do with their lives - I feed feral cats and yes, I do try and catch them to have them sterilised. But I AM PAYING FOR THEIR FOOD! And if I choose to feed them them it is out of love and compassion for them and I dare anyone to come to my house to tell me I must pay a fee and register them. Who is to blame for them being feral - humans!!!
 

Emilia Boccagna (14)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:59 am
done
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:04 pm
Noted and Thnx Cher :0
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:13 am
Signed!!! Thanks Cher
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:19 am
Signed!
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:06 pm
n/s
 

Myron Scott (70)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:20 pm
Signed. (As usual), I stand with Alley Cat Allies. TY, Cher.
 

Nadine McFarland (1)
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:17 pm
Noted and signed. This is just another fine example of government wanting to control citizens and keep tabs on them all the time. Not acceptable at all!!
 

alicia m. (100)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:53 pm
noted, signed, shared, gracias
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:06 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.
 

Michael Holland (9)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:41 am
Signed and noted
 

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:52 am
would have liked to be able to read the actual text of the ordinance...as a long-time feral tender, i don't see registration as necessarily a bad thing - having bona fide legal status would offer some protection from town and private resistence to care efforts, and encourage vets, vendors, and private citizens to contribute much-needed supplies and services, particularly if it conferred a blanket nonprofit status to registered cat colonies, not all of whom are equipped or inclined to obtain their own. i get the sense that the idea is sound, but the wording needs work.
 

Jane H. (133)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:38 pm
signed and noted
 

Fadi M. (37)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:28 pm
Thank you Cher.
 

Emma S. (228)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 1:16 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 4:15 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:28 am
Signed!
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 3:50 pm
In Quebec it is strictly forbiden to feed ANY starving creature. I got fine 520$ for feeding birds in winter.
Needless to say I still feed birds, cats, squirels, skunks and any creature that needs help. I'm just more careful when I do it.
DO ALL YOU CAN TO STOP THESE LAWS FROM BEING APPLIED OR YOU'LL END UP LIKE US.
 

Eveline M. (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:03 pm
noted and signed
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:29 pm
Noted and signed !
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 3, 2012, 3:44 am
signed and noted
 

Fran away F. (111)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:44 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher!
 

Dianne D. (458)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:54 pm
signed
 
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