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OK, People: Stop Complaining About Cats "Imported" From the South

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

- 1748 days ago -
Transporting cats between shelters is about saving lives above all else. What do you think?

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Christeen A (370)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:30 am
There is absolutely nothing wrong with southern cats except they may have better manners. Thanks.

Kit B (276)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:09 am

I do wish the southern shelters would take greater responsibility for the homeless animals in their states.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 9:56 am
I think this is a touchy subject. The strongest pro is that any life saved is worthwhile. The strongest con is why aren't the northern shelters doing more to find homes for those in their responsibility. On the whole, each saved life is worthwhile no matter where they started out.

. (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:01 am
Because the southern states are blanently irresponsible, I am pleased to see this being done.
If memory serves me, it's all about saving a life.
This past weekend, because my shelter is a non-kill, someone in the night left us 7 newborns: and the beat goes on.....

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:59 pm
Don't complain all cats originated in the middle east.

Quinton Smith (40)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:06 pm
Every cat has the right to live just like we humans do I think taking cats from the southern states an moving them north will save there lives is a good thing there is a rescue group called let's adopt that rescues cats from far away as Turkey an bring them to the states we need this kind of network to save cats and dogs we humans need to remember forgotten street cats an dogs is something we humans made I see it all the time when humans dump cats out where I live. =^..^=

Quinton Smith
Paw Town Cats

Sonia M (60)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:22 pm
Every cat deserves a forever & loving home,no matter where it is.

Carol H (229)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:04 pm
noted with concern, thanks Cher

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:38 pm

Janet R (38)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:30 pm
Those of you in north should consider that down here in south Florida, it's hot almost year around so female cats can have 3 litters per year. I personally have been trying to catch a female for almost 2 years and she is having 3 litters per year. If we didn't get those kittens and try to get them adopted, there would probably be 100 cats, instead there's only 3 in the colony. Sadly, there's a few extra mouths to feed at my house because I can't get all the kittens adopted because there are so many homeless cats and kittens needing homes. It's pretty sad. Humans really need to be responsible towards animals. Just because caring for the animal becomes a chore instead of a joy, don't abandon them at a park down the road to fend for themselves. This needs to be taught in elementary school.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:57 pm
A cat saved from anywhere, even from the Moon, is a cat saved. I'm in the Midwest and I could care less where a cat that I want to adopt is from. I'm not allowed pets in this apt otherwise I'd probably be called the Cat Lady...There are worse things to be called!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:35 am
I'm not complaining!

Evelyn B (79)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:54 am
Noted Tks. Cher.... Every cat or animal deserves a forever home...No matter where it's from...Humans created this problem of all these excess animals and it's our purpose to find homes wherever that may be.....I have 10 cats, would have more, but I'm at my limit and already called the cat lady...

janet f (29)
Friday July 12, 2013, 7:33 am
The southern half of the US has an abysmal animal welfare record. Why in the world would anyone who really cares about animals give a damn where the animals come from as long as they're finding homes? Do these people really want to condemn an animal to death just because it was unfortunate enough to be born in a different state?

Ruth C (87)
Friday July 12, 2013, 7:45 am
Well said Patrick.

Sara P (57)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:41 am
Hard for me as Italian to understand this concern, a cat is a cat, no matter where he/she come from, so what's the deal???

Winn A (179)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:27 pm
Think globally and act locally.

Dianne D (490)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 7:59 am
We need to do whatever it takes to get these cats homes. What we really need to do is to go after the root of the problem and make those that breed or let their cats breed, be responsible for the cats. If they breed their cats, they need to purchase a breeders license and have to take the kittens they produce back, no matter how old or sick they are. The shelters have to do this, so should the breeders.
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