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Over 100 Free-Roaming Cats Sterilized at October SCC Event

As part of National Feral Cat Day, Sun City Cats (SCC), El Paso’s primary Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) support organization and El Paso Animal Services (EPAS), celebrated National Feral Cat Day, sterilized 128 cats at the City of El Paso’s Spay and Neuter Clinic.

The surgical procedures were completed by Dr. Marilyn Christensen of EPAS who has volunteered and donated her veterinary services for over a year to the TNR program.  The Cats Eatingcats were sterilized as part of El Paso’s TNR program where community cats are humanely trapped, sterilized by a veterinarian, vaccinated, ear tipped, and returned to the trapping location.

“Feral and community cats can live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives and we got to shine the spotlight on the situation this month,” said Terry Guerra, a volunteer with SCC.  “It was truly amazing to see a line of people standing in the dark at 6:00a.m. willing to help the El Paso Community Cats.”

The live release rate for the EPAS Shelter has more than doubled from 26% in 2013 to 57% in 2016.

A significant part of this increase is due to the success of the new Community Cats Program.

National Feral Cat Day was designed to recognize the feral or community cats in communities and the caregivers and groups who work tirelessly to care for, foster, and sterilize cats.  Between January through September of 2016, 2053 cats have gone through the EPAS and SCC TNR program.

These numbers do not include free-roaming cats that being sterilized by participating veterinarians.

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6 comments

  1. I’m really glad to read that El Paso Animal Service is not euthanizing feral cats but instead trap neuter and return is the most humane and decent thing to do.I also hope that the EPAS also has consideration for regular cats that have owners and just leave them alone instead of catching them then kill them if the owners don’t claim them. When I worked at the SFVAMC, people would constantly disown their unwanted cats and drop them off in the medical center campus. The cats would breed and they colonized the nearby woods and National Park.
    Till some hospital employees formed a committee called Friends of Felines, and they went about trapping every single feral and domesticated unwanted cats.They would trap/spade/neutered,microchip and release the cats back to the hospital campus.They would put others up for adoption and the cat population dwindle to a couple dozen cats,till the coyotes migrated From Marin County and ate most of them.By the time I moved back to El Paso there was only one cat left at my former work.
    So the El Paso Animal Center is probably now more compassionate towards feral cats instead of a ‘Kill’ zone center.

  2. Here is glaring proof of how, as cat-hoarders so often and mindlessly respew, “Trap-Neuter-Release is the most effective means of managing feral cat populations. In fact, it is the only proven way to do so.”

    The residents of the UK who invented TNR in the 1950’s have been relentlessly practicing that failed ideology nationwide for over 60 years now. And all they have managed to do with TNR is DOUBLE their vermin cat populations — from 4.1 million vermin cats in 1965 to 8.1 million vermin cats in 2015. And to help, all this time they are still killing them in shelters and legally shooting them in rural areas under their animal depredation-control laws. By foolishly hoping and praying that their very own TNR concept will reduce vermin cat populations someday they have now even driven their one and only NATIVE cat species to extinction with their invasive-species vermin “moggies” (feral house-cats) — with less than 19 “Scottish Wildcats” left in the whole world. (Along with 421 other species that they have already made extinct in the UK in the last 200 years — OVER TWO SPECIES PER YEAR GONE FOREVER just due to British cultural beliefs, practices, and values.) All the while they still insist that practicing their failed TNR policies will still save their “Scottish Wildcat” from being wiped from the earth forever. You can kiss their “Scottish Wildcat” good-bye too now because 19 individuals is not even enough RNA diversity for a viable/successful species anymore — they are already EXTINCT. (Laughably ironic if it weren’t so pathetically, globally, and permanently sad. The population of the UK have made themselves into the ecological-laughingstocks of the whole world.)

    Nice plan. TNR sure does work, doesn’t it!

    You know that saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The British have proved the failure of their vermin cat-insanity for over 60 years now. You too can be just as ecologically destructive, ignorant, and just as insane as the inbred mentalities of the Toxoplasma gondii brain-damaged moggie-licking British by practicing and promoting their failed-belief in their TNR concept! 🙂 You know, the very same culture that stole your islands right out from under you in the very first place — and are now doing it even more completely with their disease-infested, ecosystem-destroying, community-vermin cats.

    If you don’t manage to make-extinct the European’s house-cat then may your god or goddess or any other power-of-the-universe condemn you to the same kind of death and eventual extinction to which you have condemned its own beloved and exist-nowhere-else-on-earth life-forms — by your screeching and writhing to death after being disemboweled-alive and skinned-alive for an uneaten play-toy, no other reason. Your karmic fate would be truly justified, equitable, and complete.

    Here too are some wonderful quotes from an article published by your most revered TNR promoters — the very “scientists” that TNR cat-lickers always quote out of context to try to support their TNR insanity. Read it and weep (and then quit spreading your ecosystem-destroying LIES):

    “‘virtually no information exists to support the contention that neutering is an effective long-term method for controlling free-roaming cat populations.’ ‘free-roaming cats do not appear to have sufficient territorial activity to prevent new arrivals from permanently joining colonies.'”

    Levy, Julie K., David W. Gale, and Leslie A. Gale. Evaluation of the Effect of a Long-Term Trap-Neuter-Return and Adoption Program on a Free-Roaming Cat Population. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2003, 222(1) : 42-46.

    BONUS INFO:

    Here’s a good site for you to dream about at night. It shows how your “loving and humane” euthanasia by “TNR attrition” works to reduce cat populations by your supporting, promoting, and practicing TNR. A wonderful compendium of pages and pages of photographs and articles on how you truly help anyone’s unwanted and expendable vermin garbage-cats.

    http : / / realoutdoorcats . tumblr . Com /
    (remove all spaces from obfuscated-for-posting URL)

    Enjoy!!! 🙂

    After you view all the photos and read all the articles on that site, come back and tell us all about that concept of “humane” that you use when promoting TNR and how much that you truly love cats. 🙂 This should be fun! I wonder how many of your and your friends’ cats ended-up photographed on that site, all due to you telling them to practice TNR. I hope all your TNR friends come back and tell you how wonderful they think you are now. 🙂

    • That post was tailored to the Hawaiian Islands’ problem with their vermin cat infestation, I forgot to edit-out this portion:

      “You know, the very same culture that stole your islands right out from under you in the very first place — and are now doing it even more completely with their disease-infested, ecosystem-destroying, community-vermin cats.

      If you don’t manage to make-extinct the European’s house-cat then may your god or goddess or any other power-of-the-universe condemn you to the same kind of death and eventual extinction to which you have condemned its own beloved and exist-nowhere-else-on-earth life-forms — by your screeching and writhing to death after being disemboweled-alive and skinned-alive for an uneaten play-toy, no other reason. Your karmic fate would be truly justified, equitable, and complete.”

    • Al-Hajji Frederick Minshall

      I think their cooing and burbling over their precious ‘furrr baybeez’ is narcissistic on a couple of levels:

      (1) As the British Empire wreaked more havoc throughout the world than any other nation for nearly two hundred years, it stands to reason they would readily identify with a domesticated animal that compulsive does the same. How many of these heartless simpletons gush over their precious little ‘hunter’ as it needlessly eats a helpless lizard alive tail-first, right next to its full bowl of ‘friskies’? Do they think it’s ‘cute’ that their cat’s victim is so abjectly HELPLESS it doesn’t even have to kill it before eating it? Do they think that because the lizard doesn’t have a vocal apparatus and therefore can’t SCREAM that it doesn’t suffer indescribable AGONY while it’s being consumed, right up until the cat’s fangs shear through its still-beating HEART? How lovingly “humane” they are! Not.

      (2) On another level, these twisted, outdoor cat-hoarders are narcissists because NOTHING is more important than servicing their addiction to the delusion that their pointless, closeted, entitled lives have meaning because they “save” cats–not the neighbor kid’s eyesight, not his mom’s pregnancy nor their very LIVES, not their community’s food and water supplies, and CERTAINLY not the helpless and declining native wild animals around them, not even species-level EXTINCTIONS! Ultimately even the cats they claim they’re “saving” don’t matter–their means of “saving” them is to abandon them to being crushed by automobiles, shaken apart by pit bulls, shredded alive by coyotes, or to allow them to die cast-off, forgotten and alone from disease, injury, exposure and starvation. As long as the CAT-NUTTERS get to feel GOOD about themselves, NO sacrifice is too great!

      Lannatullahi alayhiim alf mura’at–God curse them a thousand times!

      • You know, I’ve often thought that. When the Brits couldn’t destroy all other cultures on earth, I suspect now that they are subconsciously using their vermin “moggies” to try to accomplish the same. It’s not even a conscious decision and they have no wiring in their brains to stop them from doing it. It’s like they are deaf and blind to their very own highly destructive territorial activities. The best we can do at this point is just to destroy every last one of their vermin cats that are roaming free, at least that is legal everywhere on earth. Until laws are changed and they reinstate the laws for people who are practicing and promoting bio-terrorism and bio-warfare — by using their deadly disease infested cats for that purpose. The punishment for that used to be “hanged until dead”. We need to bring that back to deal with these people who promote and allow vermin cats to roam free. That seems to be the ONLY thing that will eventually stop this global ecological disaster.

  3. An important message and public-service announcement for anyone who promotes, practices, allows, condones, supports, finances, or in any way allows any TNR ideology and practices in your community or engages in any part of any TNR ideology or practices in your community:

    Any of those cats taken from outdoors that you want to put-up for adoption, or anyone ever coming in contact with any of their community-vermin-cats, without knowing their vaccination history since birth nor what exposure they’ve had to any diseases while unsupervised, really need to be accompanied by this disclaimer and have it signed by the adopter. (Unless all legislators, veterinarians, and TNR-cat-hoarders involved want to be sued so hard and deep someday that they lose everything in their lives for the rest of their sorry, ignorant, disney-cartoon-educated, and criminally-negligent useless lives.)

    WARNING:

    This cat may be harboring rabies that will be discovered up to 11 months from now, in one rare case 6 years. The typical incubation period for rabies runs 21 to 240 days. Hence, the usual legal 6-month (183 day) quarantine for possible rabies infections in any animals — that duration is just beyond the peak of this incubation-range curve. A 6-month quarantine is still not safe, it’s just “safer”. [Note: this cat also wasn’t tested for any other of the 3dozen+ zoonotic diseases cats spread to all other animals and humans today. Many being deadly (up to cats spreading “The Plague” today, cats are today’s #1 vector in plague transmission to humans), some of these even listed as bio-terrorism agents for not having vaccines against them. It was not tested because we don’t care if you nor any of your family-pets contract any of them.]

    Keep in mind that giving a wild-harvested cat a rabies-shot does not cure it of rabies if it already has rabies — nor are rabies-vaccines at all effective on the undeveloped immune systems of kittens. This cat or kitten may or may not show any symptoms of harboring rabies up to the point of its death. Not all animals exhibit the so-called “furious rabies” symptoms during the 2 weeks before death from rabies. 1 out of 5 (~20%) of all rabid animals only exhibit minor symptoms of lethargy, paralysis, or disorientation; called “dumb rabies” or “paralytic rabies”. (Can you actually tell when your new cat (or even known cat) is acting dumb from deadly rabies instead of just its usual dumb behavior? Most likely not.) We have no way of accurately testing for rabies by keeping this cat alive. And since we are cat-hoarding sociopaths and psychopaths who care more about the life of this cat than your own, more than the life of any other human or other animals on earth, we also didn’t quarantine it in a government-supervised double-walled enclosure system for a period of not less than 6-months before handing it over to you — as required by all national and international pet-trade, import/export, and animal-transport laws. Many rabid cats have been adopted-out from TNR colonies. This resulting in the adopters having to obtain post-exposure rabies shots costing them in excess of $5,000 per family member. As well as costing over $1,000 per month, for a period not less than 6 months, for quarantining each family pet that came in contact with the rabid cat that was adopted from an outdoor source — just like we adopt them out with our own criminal-negligence. If you adopted a cat from us and it dies from rabies you must pay for all these costs on your own. In one well-known case the family who adopted one of these rabid cats from a shelter’s TNR program went into bankruptcy to handle the costs — just so you know..

    You should also know that you are at more than 4-times greater risk of contracting rabies from any cat today due to these highly illegal TNR (trap, neuter, re-abandon) programs and all stray cats than any other domesticated animal. This is precisely why even the CDC has issued warnings against the implementation of these failed and highly illegal TNR programs.

    We assume absolutely no legal, moral, nor ethical responsibility for rabies nor any other of the 3dozen+ potentially deadly zoonotic diseases, for which this cat was not tested, now being in your home or killing any of your family or other animals. That shall be and will be your problem and your problem alone! Because, let’s face up to the truth of the matter, WE JUST DON’T CARE IF YOU NOR ANYTHING ELSE ON EARTH LIVES OR DIES. We only need to dump off one of our unwanted disease-infested community-vermin cats on you just so we can try to feel good about ourselves for once in our typically meaningless and useless lives.

    Enjoy your new kitty!

    Signed: __________________ Dated: __________________

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