Believe me, I am 100% onboard with TNR, it’s just not for me.  I have tried 
several times to set-up colonies in Greenwich, but could not get anyone to 
become responsible caretakers….TNR colonies require really dedicated and 
responsible people, not part-time do-gooders who have no idea how much work 
goes into caring for a colony to keep it healthy. And as I said before, I am 
totally against the immediate release after surgery (spay/neuter, especially in 
the winter))….but you would be surprised how many keep doing it with horrible 
results; their philosophy is that even though they lose a few, they’ve done 
their part!


[] On Behalf Of Sharyl
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2012 3:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links


I know others have also responded Natalie about TNR.  TNR is one of the best 
ways of fighting the spread of FeLV.  In my experience a positive momma will 
have positive kittens.  Fix the momma and you stop the spread of the disease in 
a feral colony.  I also do TNR and manage 2 feral colonies.  The adult males 
and females are released back after recovery from their surgeries.  Males 1 day 
and females 3-4 days as long as they are doing OK.   The kittens I tame and try 
to adopt out.  The only way to combat PETA is to responsibly manage these 
feral/hard stray colonies.  My oldest feral is a 7+ year old male who is only 
happy outside in his colony.  We can't take all these feral/hard strays in but 
we can give them a healthy, stress free life in their colonies once they have 
been spayed/neutered.  At least that way the population is controlled.     


The real problem is feeders who do not TNR.  That's how these feral/hard stray 
colonies get out of control.  Managing these colonies means responsible s/n, 
feeding and medical treatment when needed.  





From: GRAS <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] caboodle ranch - other side of the story links


I know many people who do TNR and have dedicated volunteers taking care of 
them, even trapping for vet visits. Personally, I don’t like some of the ways 
that TNR cats are provided or NOT provided for.  Some groups spay cats and 
release them almost immediately, even in freezing weather (when it is a known 
fact that healing is seriously hindered) , and such consequences as infections, 
and even disembowelment due to ruptures.

Yes, one should expect cats at such a ranch to be provided with medical care!

I can’t even imagine how many people are required to seriously care for 700 




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