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ACTION ALERT: Feds Trapping and Killing Cats in Forsyth Co., Georgia !!!!


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Simone
- 2791 days ago - groups.google.com
The Army Corp posted signs last week warning people not to feed the cats, because they were going to be removed. The Army Corps says the cats are a danger to wildlife and visitors of the park. Our member has been working with the local SPCA



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Simone D (1471)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 10:41 pm
ACR has tried contacting the Army Corps office via phone, but we have been unsuccessful. So, we have emailed urging them to reconsider their position and to sit down with the SPCA and Humane Society to work out an agreement. It does not make sense for them to be trapping and killing these cats when most of them have already been TNRed and are
being cared for. Please join us in this fight to save the cats at Lake Lanier in Georgia. Write to the Army Corps of Engineers and explain to them that eradication attempts do not work and there is no need to remove the cats, especially when TNR has so many benefits.


Contact Information:


Lake Sidney Lanier
Corps of Engineers
Attn: Mr. Tim Rainy
PO Box 567
Buford, GA 30515


Phone: 770-945-9531
Email: CESAM-PA@sam. usace.army. mil
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 10:44 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Kimberly P (8)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 10:51 pm
Noted
 

gail dair (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 1:58 am
noted thanks Simone
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 7:25 am
I don't understand how the cats can be considered dangerous to visitors of the park..... the cats first instinct is to run.... whatever the case, I sent an email to the Corps of Engineers. Thanks Simone.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday April 2, 2010, 3:44 am
How can cats be dangerous??? Beyond my comprehension! Noted with thanks.
 

Mike M (43)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:11 am
noted
 

Alicia V (181)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:38 am
Then the pest will follow, Dark Ages we're living.
 

Agnes H (144)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:44 am
Noted Thank you I'd send an e-mail if I had an address and never thought of looking for one in the article. Maybe someone can help? Send it to my Inbox please? Thank you very much.
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:46 am
noted
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:54 am
Email sent. What stupid, stupid blood lusty people.

Tks Simone
 

Maria p (151)
Friday April 2, 2010, 5:21 am
How can these ppor cat be dangerous???? If anything they are in danger. What is wrong with people????
 

J MASSETTI (11)
Friday April 2, 2010, 6:00 am
HOW CAN CATS BE DANGEROUS TO PARK VISITORS ????? I THINK PERHAPS IT'S THE ARMY CORP. OF ENGINEERS WHO ARE THE MORE DANGEROUS ONES !!! HEY GUYS ARE'NT YOU SUPPOSED TO BE ANALYZING VARIOUS COASTAL ZONE FLOOD AREAS HERE STATESIDE AND COME UP WITH A PLAN TO REMEDY THE SITUATION AS WELL AS RESOLVING BEACH EROSION . SINCE WHEN DID CATCHING CATS COME UNDER ARMY JURISDICTION ???OR WOULD IT RIGHT TO ASSUME THAT ONE OF THE RANK & FILE HATES THESE POOR CREATURES AS WELL AS BEING AFRAID OF THEM. IF YOU NEED SOMETHING TO PUT YOU ADDLED BRAIN TO WORK LONG ISLAND NEEDS HELP,SO DOES NEW JERSEY,WASHINGTON STATE(MUDSLIDE PREVENTION)NEW ORLEANS HAS PROBLEMS AS WELL ...ALONG WITH ALL OF THE GULF REGION. HALF THE BRIDGES IN THE U.S. ARE CRUMBLING, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!YOUR THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS--- NOT THE PUSSYCAT PATROL !!!!!!
 

Gilles E (30)
Friday April 2, 2010, 6:06 am
Barbarie et cruauté inutil ... Merci Simone ...
 

SANDRA N (26)
Friday April 2, 2010, 7:31 am
email sent.
 

Sharon Jacobs-salinas (33)
Friday April 2, 2010, 7:37 am
This is outrageous! I dearly love cats and just how DANGEROUS could kitties possibly be? The Corps of Engineers is ALWAYS screwing things up; their past 'record' speaks volumes!!!
T/Y...noted!
 

chris b (2474)
Friday April 2, 2010, 7:47 am
Is this another case of fabricated intelligence leading the army into a war on cats this time around! Perhaps they are mixed up with Osama Bin Laden! Like the supposed "Terrorist" cats of L A County! Another piece of mind boggling stupity undoing years of work by volunteers!
 

clare h (38)
Friday April 2, 2010, 10:06 am
How can cats be dangerous to visitors, are they vampire cats or undercover agents or something
 

T Zabel (74)
Friday April 2, 2010, 10:54 am
What the hell are the talking about? Idiots! I love your comment Claire H
 

chris b (2474)
Friday April 2, 2010, 11:34 am
I expect they are Tuxedo cats and the army think they have an invasion of James Bonds
 

AlleyCatRescue Inc (6)
Friday April 2, 2010, 3:00 pm
Thank you Simone for helping us get the word out!

Fortunately the issue has been resolved and humanely! The US Army Corps of Engineers, who consider the cats a threat to wildlife, had originally planned to work with animal control to catch the cats and euthanize them. According to WSB Radio, “a reprieve for the more than 30 feral cats roaming Lake Lanier's West Bank Park in Forsyth County, [Georgia]” has been granted.

The Corp's Chris Lovelady tells WSB they've been flooded by people from as far away as Pennsylvania, who were concerned about the cats. "The local SPCA and the Forsyth County Humane Society will get the cats from the shelter and they will take them to either be adopted or they will provide healthcare to the cats and then put them out in a feral cat colony, somewhere other than on the Corps of Engineers property at Lake Lanier," said Lovelady.

Lovelady insists that park rangers aren't cat haters; in fact, many of them got into the field because of their love for animals. "From a health stand point, from a safety stand point, from a natural resource stand point, a large colony of cats on a small 28 acre park that's the most visited recreational area on Lake Lanier, just doesn't work for us," said Lovelady.

"We're real happy that the local groups have stepped up and introduced themselves to us so that we can work with them and they can work with us and get these cats - instead of having them euthanized - get them moved out to some other location," said Lovelady.
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This comes as good news, for innocent cats will not be put to death; however, with time, the Army Corps may come to realize relocating the cats is not necessarily a solution. Removing the cats will open the territory for new cats to move in, whereas a sterilized colony would keep new cats out with their presence and also stop the reproductive cycle. (Not to mention, unlimited space to relocate feral cats does not exist.)

I had to laugh at the comment about the SPCA and Humane Society “stepping up” to help, when they were helping volunteers TNR the cats prior to this situation and tried talking with the Army Corps. See what can be accomplished when enough people come together to fight for a common cause…great things can happen! Thank you to all who called, emailed, faxed, and wrote letters to the Army Corps of Engineers urging them to implement TNR over eradication.
 

Louise h (100)
Friday April 2, 2010, 3:13 pm
Proof again that our calls and emails do work!!
Nice work!!
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday April 2, 2010, 3:57 pm
Thanks Simone
 

Nancy P (67)
Friday April 2, 2010, 4:37 pm
Noted, Thanks Simone. How can we get rid off those people from this earth.
 

linda b (186)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 3:38 am
I don't see how the cats can be a danger. They're more frightened of us and would more likely to run away if approached. it does'nt make sense to kill them. . Noted TY Simone.
 

Agnes H (144)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 3:40 am
Thank you for the good news that these cats will be reprieved and maybe with suggestions from us they could put neutered feral cats in to stop other cats from moving in all the time one lot gets relocated. Who's in for that?
 

Cheree M (46)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 3:44 am
Noted & Email letters on the way w/ the rest of them. So mad. TY Simone for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 4:31 am
Noted and sign !
 

sherrie e (147)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 9:55 am
Hopefully, everyhting will turn out well. It takes alot of people to solve a problem of this magnitude. But how true it is, that euthanizing the TNR cats will only open up new problems for this area....I have seen this happen. A city near me posioned a colony of ferals (TNRs) much to public outcry, and within 6 mos. the population was building to within 1/3 of the number they wiped out already.....the bad news was the replacements were REPRODUCING everywhere! You just can't fix stupid!
 

Mervi R (74)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 2:48 pm
Noted, action taken.
 

Carol L (219)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 3:28 pm
Noted and posted on twitter
 

Nightcat Mau (81)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 4:05 pm
Noted. This is the same army that thought the Love Canal houses were OK? Those poor cats. I wish they were a threat and could kick some serious tail out there. Hmm, maybe if I start a boot camp and get them tiny cammo outfits...
 

Patricia C (96)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 12:59 pm
Thank you Simone, AND AlleyCat Rescue for the positive update!
 

(0)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 10:32 pm
I am rejoicing to learn that amidst the flood of nimal abuse and neglect cases all over the world, there are still people who are sane enough to solve problems with their heart and mind together, instead of with their gun and butt.
 

Antonio A (60)
Monday April 5, 2010, 6:39 am
Noted. Thank you
 

Valerie S (70)
Monday April 5, 2010, 8:52 am
Noted.
 

MmAway M (501)
Monday April 5, 2010, 9:44 pm
FEDS...Yipes...NO WORDS!!!
 

H.L. Chris C (15)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 2:11 pm
Excuse me a moment. But has the Army Corp of Engineers figured out how to repair New Orleans yet? Might they finish one job that they screwed up before taking on another job that they are screwing up?
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday April 8, 2010, 4:35 am
They are a danger to wildlife and visitors? - please show us pictures of these 500kilogram cats!
 
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