Tempe has set up programs to help. Why can't we?
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The city of Tempe has a feral cat problem. Now, the City Council is partnering with the Animal Defense League of Arizona to spay and neuter cats through its Trap, Neuter and Return program.Anyone walking around some of the neighborhoods surrounding Arizona State University would probably see a cat — or two, or three.Tempe Councilman Kolby...
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.
I agree. Work with the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA) to help pay for the cost. As a volunteer (trap depot), I saw a huge decrease in TNR after Petsmart grant money ran out. This is OUR problem! The city needs to kick in some funding. Cats are everywhere!
Thanks for the idea! To help aid the discussion, we wanted to share some information about the City's policies and current services. Whether it is simply more funding for current services or a brand new service, detailed ideas and discussion help our committee and elected officials know what you would like to see in our City. Thanks again for participating!