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150 FERALS TO BE EUTHANIZED BY LA ANIMAL CONTROL

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Lola

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Purred: Mon Oct 27, '08 12:44pm PST 
Dear Catsters,
A good friend of mine volunteers with Failsafe4Felines here in So Cal. The LA County officials are claiming the 150 ferals that have been managed, cared for, and even vaccinated/spayed/neutered, are a danger to the kids health.

They also lied to the media stating that these ferals would be "assessed' and attempted to be adopted out.

As IF! WE all know how animal control handles ferals, and even the kittens won't stand a chance. The evil LA County officials have convinced the media AND the public that these cats, when trapped, will be safe!

It is not true, and the FailSafe Org has been really slow on taking action. I already told my friend they need to hire an animal rights lawyer FAST.

Any thoughts on how to stop this activity? Can FailSafe try to get an injunction???
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Athena (In- Memory)

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Purred: Mon Oct 27, '08 5:42pm PST 
An animal rights attorney would be able to answer all the questions and the legality of everyone's actions.

Sasha

Big Kitty
 
 
Purred: Mon Oct 27, '08 8:50pm PST 
I agree with Athena.

In addition, Alley Cat Allies is a great resource for things like this. They deal with these types of issues all the time. If they can't help directly, they may be able to direct you to someone who can. Contact them asap!!
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Mon Oct 27, '08 11:17pm PST 
Contact Alleycat.org NOW. I'm sure they'd be able to intervene.

Cna yougive us contact info for the animal control that's putting these cats down?

Lots of emails, letters,and phone calls sometimes produce results wink
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Tue Oct 28, '08 10:33pm PST 
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/03/24/feral-cats-bl ock-68m-los-angeles-data-center/

Ah, the real reason. They can't build the data center if the cats are there.

Is anyone wililng to transport them? I could take a couple
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 29, '08 1:49am PST 
Response I got:

Hi Amber,

Thank you for contacting Fail-Safe 4 Felines. L.A. County is not really trying to adopt out these cats. They are feral cats that are basicially unadoptable. That is why they have been living on these premises for so many years and volunteers have been feeding them. They say they would like people to adopt these cats as a public relations ploy.

I will send you a couple links so you can get a better idea of what is going on.

http://knabe.com/issues/healthcare.html

http://knabe.com/p df/DACC%20Letter.pdf

http://www.failsafe4felines.org/pb/wp_4c223d e5/wp_4c223de5.html

We very much appreciate your concern. You can check our website for some pictures and additional information. www.failsafe4felines.org

Lorraine Carpinella
Fail-Safe 4 Felines


Hi Amber,

Thank you for contacting Fail-Safe 4 Felines. L.A. County is not really trying to adopt out these cats. They are feral cats that are basicially unadoptable. That is why they have been living on these premises for so many years and volunteers have been feeding them. They say they would like people to adopt these cats as a public relations ploy.

I will send you a couple links so you can get a better idea of what is going on.

http://knabe.com/issues/healthcare.html

http://knabe.com/p df/DACC%20Letter.pdf

http://www.failsafe4felines.org/pb/wp_4c223d e5/wp_4c223de5.html

We very much appreciate your concern. You can check our website for some pictures and additional information. www.failsafe4felines.org

Lorraine Carpinella
Fail-Safe 4 Felines



Here's more info on contacting those trapping the cats to have them killed:

A situation has developed on the campus of Rancho Los Amigos in Downey. The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Department of Capital Projects and Debt Management, ordered December 3, the trapping and mass euthanasia of over 100 cats which have called the campus home for over 10 years. The mass extermination is to begin in two weeks, just days before the Christmas holiday.

The cat populations on the Rancho campus is comprised mainly of feral cats which have been born due to people's lack of spay/neutering their own pets. A smaller proportion are household cats, which have been dumped by non-caring owners who no longer want to care for their pets, or pets that have been abandoned by owners moving from nearby housing tracts. These cats live in well managed colonies throughout the large campus, but mainly in the old, abandoned buildings of the campus south of Imperial Highway in what was at one time a nationally recognized center for rehabilitation of war veterans. The cats are well fed, vaccinated, microchipped, and receive veterinary care when needed.

Hundreds of cats lived on the grounds in years past, but with a concerted trap/spay/neuter/return (TNR) program in place by Fail-Safe 4 Felines, Inc., nearly 100% of the cats living there have now been rendered infertile and incapable of reproducing. The population of cats on the campus is now less than half it was just five years ago. Without the TNR program, the numbers of cats on the campus would be staggering to say the least. But through natural attrition and the TNR program, the colony will continue to significantly reduce over time. It is proven that trapping and euthanization have done nothing but burn a hole in tax payers’ pockets and KILL innocent pets. TNR has proven itself to work and be effective and this colony deserves to be left intact and protected.

The mass extermination was ordered because of a complaint received by the Chief Executive Office regarding fleas in a nearby building. Many other wild animals also call the campus home, including opossums, skunks, and raccoons. There is no known rat problem in this section of the campus.

Please make a difference by voicing your protest to Los Angeles Board Supervisor Don Knabe 4th District; 822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration; 500 West Temple St; .Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213 974-4444 Fax: 213 626-6941 E-mail: http://www.knabe.com/askdon/askdon.html

Local Field office in Downey Phone: 562 803-7087




I sent them an email and a fax. I really encourage you all to do the same, let's save these cats!
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Wed Oct 29, '08 10:29pm PST 
Hello Amber,Thank you for your recent email regarding the feral cat situation atRancho. We've worked with a local feral cat TNR group for over 9 monthsto address this situation, but the colony has continued to expanddramatically. There are serious public health issues with fleas, fliesand feces that cannot be ignored, especially with children, employeesand the public so close to it. These cats are going to be removed fromRancho, but the Department of Animal Care and Control has an excellentBarn Cat Program in place to find homes for these feral cats. The goalhere is not to kill, but to relocate these cats. If you are interestedin helping one of these cats please email the Department atanimalinfo@animalcare.lacounty.gov. Thank you


Another reply I got. Is anyone else doing this? And is this guy full of it or is there any truth to this?
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 3, '08 10:28pm PST 
Uhm if anyones interested, LA county captured a mother cat and is refusing to release her so she can feed her kittens...
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BeBe

I'm just a- lover!
 
 
Purred: Wed Nov 5, '08 4:36am PST 
I'm kind of surprised no one is really outraged over this.

http://ranchocats.blogspot.com/

That is being updated often about what's happening, the recent blog is disturbing to say the least.
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mIcHiS

-iTs aLl AbOuT- ME!!!-
 
 
Purred: Sat Nov 8, '08 10:09am PST 
yes I am outraged! what do these people think they're doing?!
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