Architects for Animals' creative cat shelters: Purr-fect pads
We've been feeding feral cats for years. Though we couldn't afford to get them neutered and shots at over 300 dollars each here, the size of the colony never increased. They have a hard life outdoors. People keep dropping them off too...usually pregnant.
Lovin that people care for these kittys. Keep up the good works. I'm sure a cold hungry kitty cares little about gene pool and spaying. They just want Tuna
I don't much like this approach. By providing them with a home and sustenance you are allowing them to continue to procreate within their own colony thus leading to disease, a poor gene pool, and the potential anger and frustration of surrounding neighbors which in-turn may lead to abuse or poisoning.
As someone else said, put the time and money in to a trap / neuter / release program whereas these cats could live out their lives and not continue to add more cats to the issue.
So what do you suggest? Just leaving them to their own devices as a free for all? People are trying to help these cats, including myself, I am all for helping a problem humans help create.
After being trapped, neutered and released these cats need somewhere to shelter from the elements. Let each group focus on what they do best - TNR groups do that part, architects create the homes.
No - it's providing necessary shelters for those cats which have been trapped, neutered and released.
If you read the article, THEY DO TRAP SPAY/NEUTER AND RELEASE THEM BACK TO COLONY, so your thoughts should be re-considered!
I would much rather see money being put into spay/neuter programs. This program is just adding to the problem of feral cats.
I've seen this before. It's a great idea. It's unfortunate that there are so many pussycats who aren't valuable members of a loving, caring family. I'm just so thrilled that there are so many humans who love animals and care enough about them to help when they're in need. God bless ALL animals! xo xo