|Purred: Sat Aug 1, '09 7:15pm PST |
|According to an August flyer distributed at Melrose Apartments in Triangle, VA, even though the apartment complex allows cats and charges it’s residents pet deposits and pet rent, “We will be installing cages to catch cats that will then be turned over to the Animal Shelter.”
According to Ally Cat Allies, over 90% of the outdoor cats taken to shelters are killed(www.alleycat.org). Also, trapping is an ineffective method to deal with an overpopulation of cats, the ones that survive or move from a neighboring area will quickly reproduce to meet or exceed the level of cats previously in the area, leading to a constant flow of cats being trapped and killed.
Melrose Apartments is located at 18194 Purvis Dr., Triangle, VA. They can be contacted via phone at 703-221-3111; via fax at 703-221-8807 or via email at melroseapts @crsresidential.org
Please contact them and let them know that this is not a humane method of dealing with cats.