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Lorielle Harris

I think the cat population in my area (Rio Salado & Dobson) is so big that I don't believe that trap, neuter and return is sufficient. My neighbor feeds cats and every night there are 9-12 cats in her front yard. I feel that Animal Control should be required to accept trapped cats. Also cat owners should be required to keep their cats indoors or have them leashed while they are outdoors. Fines should also be paid by people who feed feral cats. I think these ideas might be helpful.
Maybe there are better ideas out there, I would love to hear them. We have had cat poo and two dead cats in our yard throughout the last several years.

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Posted Sep 20, 2017
Ja Koe
Ja Koe
Sep 20, 2017

What are the benefits of TNR?

Ends the breeding cycle and stabilizes the population
More effective and less expensive than extermination
Eliminates or minimizes annoying behaviors such as spraying, yowling, and fighting
Helps end the suffering of unwanted, homeless cats
Reduces euthanasia due to the number of kittens flooding the already overburdened shelters.

If you eliminate the current cats, more cats will just move in to that area. Cats are territorial. 9-12 is not that many. I've seen places where 50+ are running around. The cost to do what you want would be exorbitant not to mention, very cruel. An effort by the City of Mesa to help TNR would be very helpful. Right now it all volunteer based and, of course, not enough volunteers. I hope your neighbor has fixed all those cats. You can tell because the tip of the ear will be snipped off. If not, please share ADLA's website her, adlaz.org/spay-neuter-hotline/...

Posted by Ja Koe on Sep 20, 2017
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L Mayr

I believe a culinary arts institute could be enticed to come to Mesa.

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Bryan

I like the parks in Mesa there beuriful and everyone should be able to enjoy them l

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