Common Foods Harmful To Your PetWritten by Michele Webb
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Feral Cats - Society's Problem ChildrenWritten by Cris Mandelin-Wood
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or discarded like disposable lighters. Similar to any wayward teenager of a family, special measures and tolerances have to be adopted in order to get loved ones through a difficult time in their lives and bring them back into fold of family unity. Cats are a bit different in that they are wayward children for life, however, they can be conditioned to accept a house-bound lifestyle. Having them spayed or neutered (we're talking about cats now - not teenagers) will help temper their wanderlust a little, and there are some great outdoor "playpens" and containment systems designed just for benefit of felines. Some cats can even be leash trained for nightly walks, however, that may not be particularly healthy for you or cat if there are too many unleashed dogs in neighborhood.
Do what you can to help alleviate problem of cats turning feral. The animal welfare organizations and volunteers are doing what they can to deal with current populations by using TNR, rescuing and adopting of cats. But flow of new, fertile domestic cats into feral communities must be stopped at family, neighborhood and regional level. This is accomplished through public awareness campaigns, teaching school children about responsible pet ownership, social pressure and individual involvement.
It's a long uphill road, yet it can be accomplished, one or two kitties at a time.
Watch for: Feral Cat: A Pet of a Different Color
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