Feral Cats: A solution designed by liberal elite pussy lovers

A reader emailed me this article about a possible solution for feral cats:

Treasured for its storied collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, esplanades and soaring fountain, Florida Southern College is making room for six more structures inspired by the famed architect.

These new structures will be small — only about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Unlike other Wright designs, they are not meant for humans.

Rather, the six domiciles built mostly of custom-made concrete blocks will provide shelter for almost 100 feral cats living on the Lakeland campus.

It would be incorrect to call them cat houses, college officials say. The preferred terminology is cat cafe, a place where the wayward felines can kick back for a drink and some chow.

The cafes, designed by a New York architectural firm that has done renovation work on several Wright buildings at FSC, will double as shelter. The Alpha Chi Omega sorority will supply food and watch over the cats in partnership with SPCA of Florida as part of its commitment to control Polk County’s feral cat problem.

“We think it’s good for the community,” said Terry Dennis, FSC’s vice president of operations, who is working with Rodda Construction Inc. to build the cafes designed by Jeff Baker of Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects of Albany, N.Y. 

Riiiight, cat hotels will help control the population? How?

The Lakeland-based SPCA recently obtained $50,000 in county funding to help control an estimated population of 300,000 stray cats. Its trap, neuter and release program is controversial, however, especially with bird lovers and conservationists.

But SPCA obtained private funding to trap the campus cats and spay or neuter them so they can no longer breed, said Randa Richter, the nonprofit group’s volunteer and community involvement manager. The cats also will be given shots for rabies and distemper, and tagged with a chip for identification, she said.

Members of Alpha Chi Omega will maintain the cafes and SPCA will tend to the cats’ health needs until the population dwindles.

So they are going to trap them, neuter then, then release them again so they can die “naturally”?

The cafes, to be spread across FSC’s scenic campus, will be “tucked away for the safety of the animals,” Town said. “They’re actually pretty adorable.”

Dennis said the collaboration with college, SPCA, architect and builder has kept the cost of designing and constructing the cafes minimal. “I’m not foreseeing any issues with where’s the funding coming from,” he said.

Because of their wild nature, the campus cats stay hidden for much of the day, Dennis said, and venture into the open at night in search of food. The hope is that the cafes will restrict them to specific areas.

Feral cats tend to be territorial, he said, and FSC’s colony is not likely to welcome strangers, so once the current population dies out, the problem should be solved.

“The population over time will go down on its own,” he said.

Obviously a solution designed by liberal elite pussy lovers…the end result of which is that the cats die…why not just shoot them now?

 


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  • johnbronkhorst

    Feral cats?? are we still talking about labours female MP’s?

    • blokeintakapuna

      No… They fit the description of mangy, feral, mongrels… Tarted up with lipstick

      • Phil

        You forgot ‘bitter’

  • Travis Poulson

    My solution to feral cats: 22-250, 40gr BT @ over 4000fps might even see little kitty airborne for a foot or 2. http://www.hatchergun.com/images/JA_Rem_22-250-1.JPG

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