Feed them bullets, problem solved

I don’t know why this is a problem:

A Lower Hutt woman is gobsmacked the SPCA returned 13 “feral” cats to her street.

The colony of “stray and feral” cats on Nile St has harassed Karyn Hopper’s pet cat, killed her plants, defecated and sprayed all over her yard, and kept her entire family awake by fighting at all hours.

The cats have become such a problem she recently bought a cat trap. Within three hours of the trap being delivered, Hopper snared her first cat, which was taken to a rescue and adoption organisation.

The cats were being fed by her neighbour but lived outside and were not owned by anyone, she said.

Efforts to talk to her neighbour about the cats had done nothing to improve the situation.

Last week Hopper was horrified to learn the SPCA had recently collected and desexed 13 of the cats before releasing them back onto Nile St.

“I don’t have a problem with [my neighbour]. It’s the cats. 13 cats is too many, especially when they are feral. Cats for Christmas. That’s what we’re getting,” she said.

“These are feral or stray cats, not domesticated pets. How can [the SPCA] think that is OK?”

There are plenty of solutions for this problem.

Of course, we could get councils and the government to pass bylaws and laws preventing people from feeding feral cats anything other than lead.

Feral cats are a menace and they should be eradicated, not fed and de-sexed.

Of course, there is the Morgan Score to assist.




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