Where are you? Just be careful about anything that resembles mandatory spay/neuter laws, as they apparently are counterproductive, and may be in this case, too. See: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=152006964816562 or Google "ryan clinton mandatory spay neuter" Here in L.A., pound intakes went down in when they implemented low-cost s/n (in 1971), but not when they implemented MSN a couple of years ago.
Also, seems any kind of sterilization should suffice, not just spay/neuter, especially in light of this study: http://www.gpmcf.org/respectovaries.html Seems if you have an Felv+ female cat who's lifespan is already in danger of being shortened, then you'd want to keep anything (i.e., ovaries) that could lengthen it. On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I just looked up the stats for 2011 for Animal Care Services, our city run > "shelter". Well, they are better than 10 years ago when ACS was killing > over 50,000 a year, with the breakdown of 18,000+ cats and the rest dogs. > So we can be called a "less kill" city. But far from anything logical. In > 2011 they killed 21,822 of which 6,813 were cats. This year's funding > (2012) is about $9.3 million wasted dollars. The sad thing is that we > could be no-kill in about a year, maybe 2 at the most with the proper > advertising and expenditure of funds. > > Right now TNR is allowed but it is not funded by the City. Right now we > have a grant from Best Friends for free and low cost spay/neuter, but only > in certain zip codes. What would be needed is about a dozen mobile clinics > to be circulating in all the neighborhoods at all times, a mass teaching > effort to have people trap and bring feral cats and owned dogs to the > clinic for FREE spay and neuter operations. > > An ordinance requiring apartment building owners and duplex owners to > write into the leases of the tenants a spay/neuter clause that no one gets > to rent an apartment if their pet is not spayed/neutered and proof shown to > the manager/owner. A whole lot of stray cats and dogs come from tenants > who abandon their pets when they move to another apartment or whose pets go > outside and get lost and pregnant. If they abandon a spayed/neutered pet, > that's only one animal put out. If the animal isn't fixed, it's dozens of > future animals born from that one animal. This is a REAL problem and leads > management to call Animal Control to clean up the mess and kill the > animals. Meanwhile feeders are trying to do TNR under the radar because > management hasn't gotten educated that TNR actually helps the problem not > increases it. > > Since most people work outside of their home or during set hours of day, > it would make more sense to have the free and low cost clinics open during > the evening to late evening - from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM for intake with > operations done during the morning and animal pick up in the next evening, > same hours as intake, and regular hours on weekends, Saturday and Sunday > during the day. At least something more logical than rushing around at > 6:00 AM to get the cat to the clinic, the kids to school or daycare and the > adult to work. Then reversing it to pick up the kid at daycare or school, > and the adult to the clinic before it closes to get the cat. > > The technology is available but the intelligence and sense to use it seems > to be lacking in people we put in positions of authority. Shelters have > become big business. Even prisons are becoming big business. So the fact > that more and more illogical laws are passed putting people behind bars > doesn't bother our government because it's "good for business". Having > too many kids is big business because it sells more diapers, more toys, > more kids clothes, more cribs, etc.. Even being sick is big business so > hospitals are allowed to raise rates, more tests than are needed are done. > More animals are killed testing new drugs that could be tested in half the > time using upgraded technology. Sigh. I need to get off this Soap Box and > go clean the litter boxes. > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com> > *To:* email@example.com > *Sent:* Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:13 AM > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] "No-kill" animal shelter killing FeLV+ cat > > Yes, per Gavin Nicols' comment on http://www.no-killnews.com/?p=3935 San > Antonio is nowhere near No Kill (90%+), even if they considered FIV+/Felv+ > cats healthy, which you indicate they don't: ``For 2012 Fiscal Year to > Date, the healthy and treatable dogs and cats make up 76% of total intake > (in 2011, healthy and treatable was 66% of total intake).'' This is an > issue that needs to be discussed in the No Kill community. > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.no-killnews.com/ (see the right sidebar) Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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