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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wellington, KS, says no more than four cats per household

Monday, December 31, 2012

So, Wellington, Kansas, has a feral cat problem. Those are outside, wild cats, not domestic cats. Now, if they had done something like a cat leash law or provided cheap neutering, that would have solved the outside cat problem. Florida provides such a feral cat service for $35, including their shots. But instead they ban the number of cats per household. Wonder if they have a rodent problem?

People have the right to be secure in their property, implied in the Bill of Rights. This is an invasion of privacy because until this new cat law was passed, no crime was being committed. So, if home owners had four cats before the new law, they cannot be prosecuted because that would be ex post facto. You can't make a law today that applies to yesterday. But then, those were the Rights of the Englishman and have systematically been destroyed.

"We were picking up, compared to years past, a couple hundred cats per year,” said Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath. “We're hoping that this new ordinance may lower that number." Then it seems to me city workers are doing their job. That is less than one cat per day.

So the city came up with changes to its animal ordinance, which includes a section saying “no person or household shall own or harbor more than four cats of more than six months of age or more than one litter of kittens." The ordinance also requires adopted cats to be spayed or neutered. But homeowners have the right to not spay or neuter cats that stay inside their homes.

If Wellington spayed or neutered those 231 cats and released them, there would be no reproduction problem.

Inside cats are not the problem. I believe Wellington should have focused on making sure inside cats that are not spayed or neutered stay inside and if they go outside, it should be in a screened-in area. The cat leash law comes to mind but this is not mentioned in the article.

This is the same reasoning as guns being the problem. Guns don't shoot people, people do. Limit the people having illegal guns. I have long advocated legal spot searches of anyone living in a section eight home or receiving welfare, to search for illegal guns. The police don't need to charge the homeowner with having illegal weapons....they just confiscate all weapons not registered. And use metal detectors to search for the guns so it doesn't look like the police are searching for drugs. If they can pass a Feral Cat Limit Law, they certainly can pass a Illegal Gun Limit Law.
"We've never really put anything in writing that limits the numbers,” said Wellington Veterinarian Richard Heersche, DVM. “But people have complained about the stray cats running around."

Dr. Heersche says he’s seen hundreds of cats, some feral or wild, like one brought to him over the years to hold. But when they can’t be adopted, they’re put down.  "You don't have a lot of folks who adopt cats and unfortunately the cats end up being euthanized," Heath said.
Wellington Humane Society President Linda Stewart says the limit or four cats is practical. Another board member and former council member, Paula Mortimer, questions whether the ordinance goes far enough. The ordinance also requires adopted cats to be spayed or neutered. 
The hope is that restricting ownership will lower the cat population. But when a government starts dictating how many cats you can own, what next? Banning smoking in a public park? Oh, they already did that. Government should not make laws for the small stuff. Their job is to protect us, not make people live in fear of owning some cats
If our government really wanted to do something to help the people, they would figure out a way to break the monopoly of our media being owned by one group.....Jews. The NRA points their finger at the media for the perversion and violence they have been spreading since the 60s. Now it is time to connect the dots and identify those people that have owned/run our media in earnest since the 60s.

But the perverted media is protected by the First Amendment. A few years ago in Columbus, Ohio, the politicians were talking about banning the word 'nigger.' I loved it and wrote to them to please do that because that would close down most of the violent movies, plays and music. They decided against it.

Wrestling the monopoly of our media from the grip of one solidarity group, would go a long way toward saving our children. Don't you kind of wonder why they won't do that and instead make up new laws that invade our privacy as though they want to divert attention away from the real cause? 
Cats don't carry guns. Cats aren't influenced by television, movies, video games, comic books or music. You can't solve a feral cat problem by punishing the owners of domestic cats. You can't solve a mass-murder problem by punishing the owners of legal guns. Lock the gun safe, get a CCW license and change the ownership of our media.  Oh, and keep your cats inside because its a dangerous world out there.



  1. Here's how these ignorant, self-serving, and uneducated TNR-advocates are destroying your planet and all life on it.


    FACT: Trap & Kill failed because cats cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control.

    FACT: Trap, Neuter, & Release (TNR) is an even bigger abject failure because these man-made ecological disasters cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control, and they also continue the cruelly annihilate all native wildlife (from the smallest of prey up to the top predators that are starved to death), and the cats continue to spread many deadly diseases that they carry today -- FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO VACCINES AGAINST THEM. Many of which are even listed as bioterrorism agents. (Such as Tularemia and The Plague -- Yes, people have already died from cat-transmitted plague in the USA. No fleas nor rats even required. The cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.)

    FACT: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY _NOTHING_ HUMANE ABOUT TNR. Nearly every last TNR'ed cat dies an inhumane death by road-kill, from cat and animal attacks, environmental poisons, starvation, dehydration, freezing to death, infections, parasites, etc. And if very very lucky humanely shot to death or re-trapped and drowned (the two most common methods employed on all farms and ranches to protect their gestating livestock's offspring and valuable native wildlife dying from cats' Toxoplasmosis parasites). This doesn't begin to count the thousands of defenseless native animals that cats skin alive and disembowel alive for their daily and hourly play-toys. The only difference in destroying cats immediately and humanely instead of trapping, sterilizing, then releasing them to an inhumane death; is that money isn't going into an HSUS or SPCA board-member's pocket, veterinarian's pocket, cat-food company CEO's pocket, or a drug-company CEO's pocket. And that's the ONLY difference!

    FACT: Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any other caused by man. Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from run-off carrying cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found. From smallest of prey gutted and skinned alive for cats' tortured play-toys, up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own land not long ago.)

    FACT: Hunted To Extinction (or in this case, extirpation of all outdoor cats) is the ONLY method that is faster than a species like cats can exponentially out-breed and out-adapt to. Especially a man-made invasive species like these cats that can breed 2-4X's faster than any naturally occurring cat-species.

    1. Thank you for your interesting letter. I read it all. You are a very reasonable person. While I do not advocate open shooting of any cat found outside, I will agree that killing all cats does 'solve the problem.'

      What I really liked about what you have written is that if your solution is applied to the problems we are having in our government, shooting them also would solve those problems. But then 'someone' has to decide whether shooting a pedigree cat that accidentally got loose is the same as shooting a Senator that votes for a tax hike.

      So, while shooting any cat found outside would be a 'wake-up call' for cat owners, perhaps the cat problem is not as simple as was stated in the Wellington article. Perhaps the problem is, as you say, people accumulating cats, feeding them, and then letting them roam free with no consideration for birds feeding or gardens dug up or the proverbial shrieking cat fight.

      I have two adult cats and three sister kittens. They never go outside. I love these little animals and will not subject them to possible disease or death. More people should be like me.

  2. I think the worst part of all, anyone associated with TNR aren't adhering to the mandatory REQUIRED BY LAW SIX-MONTH QUARANTINE for any animal when harvested from the wild and intended for any sector of the pet-trade. This is why rabid kittens are now being adopted direct from shelters that allow the practice of wild-harvested animals from feral-cat colonies without the REQUIRED BY LAW 6-MONTH QUARANTINE (Like this one, Google for: rabid kitten adopted wake county) The 10-14 day holding period for bite & scratch cases is ONLY meant to see if they were infectious at the time of the incident, but DOES NOT IN ANY WAY prove that that cat does not have rabies. The incubation period for rabies can be (on average) from 21 to 240 days. And in some cases as much as 11 months. One rare case being 6 years. This is why when you take your pet to another country they MUST quarantine your pet for a MINIMUM of 6 months to be relatively sure (not 100% certain) that you are not bringing rabies into their country. Giving a rabies shot to an animal that already has rabies and has not been quarantined for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS FIRST does NOTHING to ensure that that animal does not have rabies!

    But these TNR advocates, and the veterinarians and shelters and local government "officials" that support them? EACH AND EVERY ONE IS IN *DIRECT* *VIOLATION* OF WELL-ESTABLISHED *NATIONAL* & *INTERNATIONAL* *LAW*. They ALL need to be sued -- fast, hard and so deep that they never recover from it!

    Now add on top of that that anyone who feeds these cats is training them to approach humans for food (contrary to them always claiming feral cats run from humans). What happens to the child or foolish adult that reaches down to pet or try to pick up that "cute kitty"? The wild animal lashes out and bites or scratches the hand that has no food for them.

    Google for: feral cat attack rabies

    Don't be surprised at the number of search-hits you get or the horrendous stories that go with them. The number of suspected rabies cases and the then required mandatory rabies shots for each individual costing them well over $1000 out of their own pockets, has been growing as exponentially fast as cats breed. Ask a cat-feeder to pay for your shots and lost work-time and suffering? Neither they, nor shelters, nor the local government who supports TNR carry ONE PENNY of liability insurance for the deadly dangers they are bringing to their communities by allowing them to feed and TNR stray cats.

    Let's make 2013 the year where ALL aspects of TNR are ILLEGAL nationwide. It's the only solution.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I had no idea that cats with rabies were being given out. Yours is an eye opener.

      My sister (who started the Humane Society in Coral Springs) fed feral cats for years for several generations. Then she decided they were regenerating too much and too many disappeared so she started using that $35 program to neuter them. Within 9 months all the cats, including the neutered ones, were gone.

      Neutering an older cat is sure death and I understand a horrible one. Trying to get irresponsible cat owners to keep their cats in is asking way too much of these people. There are way too many inconsiderate people out there.

      It was good hearing from you.

  3. Licensing and laws do nothing to curb the problem. If cats are required to be licensed then cat-lovers just stop putting collars on their cats, as they did by me. And they won't even bother getting them micro-chipped, especially not that They want absolutely nothing that can hold them legally responsible, liable, and accountable for the actions of their cats. It's why many of them even keep cats in the first place. We're not talking about the topmost responsible citizens of the world, you know. They don't want that responsibility of what their cat has done coming back on them. If they had even one iota of a sense of responsibility and respect for all other lives on this planet we wouldn't even be having these discussions.

    On the other hand, I found something that DOES work, and works well, and works fast (well, relative to the years it takes trying to reason with deceitful and lying cat-lovers that accomplishes ABSOLUTELY NOTHING). Where I live cat-lovers have learned that _ALL_ cats, stray and feral, collared or not, ear-tipped or not (because TNR con-artist liars now just clip cats' ears only, WITHOUT sterilizing or vaccinating them, to protect their hoarded cats from being trapped and euthanized), _ALL_ their cats are humanely shot on sight and buried whenever found away from supervised confinement.

    The ONLY thing that works is destroying any of their cats found outdoors off their property. They either learn to stop getting more cats that die under the wheels of cars or from animal attacks, or they finally learn how to be a responsible pet owner, respectful neighbor, and learn to keep their invasive species animal under confined supervision, as it should be. Win win win all around. You can either destroy their cat for them humanely, or let their lack of concern for their cat cause it to die inhumanely. By destroying their cat for them humanely you are showing them that you care more about their cat than even they do. A bullet is by far the most humane death that any free-roaming cat will ever meet. Anything else is all inhumanely downhill from there. Their only other options are being hit by cars, environmental poisons, cat & animal attacks, disease and parasites, freezing, etc., etc.

    You can't train a cat to stay home but I found that, in time, you CAN train a cat-owner into being a responsible pet-owner and a respectable neighbor. Most of them are so phenomenally stupid, disrespectful, and criminally irresponsible though that you have to make at least 12-15 of their cats permanently disappear before they even start to figure out what they've been doing wrong all during their sorry, useless, and pathetic lives.

    If you live in an area where its not legal to use firearms to destroy any animal that is threatening the health and safety of you, your family, your animals, or property (as it *IS* legal in most every area of the nation -- shoot to maim is animal cruelty but shoot to kill is a perfectly legal way to humanely destroy any nuisance animal on your own property); then check into laws regarding air-rifles with ballistics speeds of 700-1200 fps and using pointed vermin-pellets in no-firearms zones. Many of the newer ones even come with their own sound-suppressor designs built-in, being specifically designed for shooting vermin cats in urban areas, the demand is that great. Failing that, then there's always the SSS and TDSS Cat Management Programs that are exploding in popularity worldwide. Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-Up; or Trap, Drown, Shovel, & Shut-Up. Both methods are legal on every square foot of this earth. No local laws were violated if it never happened! (Where cats have already learned to evade all trapping methods, then inexpensive generic 1-adult-strength acetaminophen (overseas a.k.a. paracetamol) pain-relievers are a more species specific vermin poison. But you really need to retrieve and dispose of that carcass safely so that native wildlife won't die from the many diseases cats spread even after their death.)

    Good luck!

  4. I agree that feral cats can carry diseases. Since no one can identify the cat as belonging to someone, I would rather see Animal Control handle this problem and not private citizens.

    The thought of citizens randomly shooting cats every day of the year is, to me, a bit like having deer season year round.

  5. Susan said, "My sister (who started the Humane Society in Coral Springs) fed feral cats for years for several generations. Then she decided they were regenerating too much and too many disappeared so she started using that $35 program to neuter them. Within 9 months all the cats, including the neutered ones, were gone."

    Considering the average lifespan of a TNR'ed cat is 2-5 years, I would surmise that someone, or many people, in the area stepped-up their rate of "attrition" by using the SSS & TDSS methods. I guess if someone wants to pay $35+ per cat to only have someone else humanely destroy them right after, that's their choice. Seems like a perfectly good waste of $35 X cats, and someone's time to me though.

    I was only allowed to post the first-half of the TNR CON-GAME list of facts last time. Here's the rest, you might find it also "eye opening".

    FACT: In _TWELVE_YEARS_ Alley Cat ALL-LIES of NYC have only reduced feral cats in their own city by 0.08% to 0.024% (as the months go on that percentage becomes more insignificant), allowing more than 99.92% to 99.976% to exponentially breed out of control. Here's how Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES' deceptive math works: If you TNR 4 cats and 3 get flattened by cars this translates to 75% fewer feral-cats everywhere. Alley Cat ALL-LIES can't even reduce cats in their own city, yet they promote it as a worldwide solution. Then even bigger fools fall for it and promote it.

    FACT: When researching over 100 of the most "successful" TNR programs worldwide, JUST ONE trapped more than 0.4%. Oregon's 50,000 TNR'ed cats (the highest rate I found) is 4.9% of all ferals in their state. Yet, by applying population growth calculus on the unsterilized 95.1% they will have trapped only 0.35% of all cats in their state sometime this year. Less than 0.4% is a far cry from the required 80%-90% to be the least bit effective.

    FACT: Their mythical "vacuum effect" is a 100% LIE. A study done by the Texas A&M University proved that any perceived "vacuum" is just the simple case that CATS ATTRACT CATS. Get rid of them all and there's no cats there to attract more. I proved this myself by shooting and burying hundreds of them on my own land. ZERO cats replaced them FOR 3 YEARS NOW. If you want more cats, keep even one of them around, more will find you. That university study also found that sterilized cats very poorly defend any territory. Non-sterilized cats, being more aggressive, take over the sterilized cats' resources (shelter & food if any). If there is any kind of "vacuum effect" at all, it is that sterilizing cats cause non-sterilized cats to restore the reproductive void.

  6. p.s. I also posted as "firstname lastname" because I couldn't post more than 2 comments from one log-in. I'm not trying to use sock-puppets online, just trying to override posting limitations and saving myself frustrations and time.

  7. What does TNR stand for?

    Your solution to the cat population is to kill them. Its your property. Until I posted this blog, I had no idea how many people despise cats. No one has mentioned those rabies-infested, aggressive racoons or possums or those mean Blue Jays.

    I have heard of rat problems but not about cat problems. Where my sister lives in Florida the Peacocks were much more of a problem then the 10 feral cats running around. The people living in the small area (about 50 homes) were protective of the cats and their dogs. The only major problem they had was a coyote killing animals and Animal Control would not come out...although people had small children.

    Its okay if you comment a lot. I just don't think we're going to solve the cat problem. Thanks.

  8. TNR = Trap, Neuter, Release

    Like most people who are uneducated, they don't know that cats are an invasive species and don't belong here roaming free. (They have no concept of what is meant by native and invasive species.) The others you mention; raccoons, opossums, Blue Jays, etc.; are NATIVE SPECIES and THEY BELONG HERE.

    The ONLY difference between rats and cats these days is that people who own and love pet-rats aren't severely mentally unbalanced and trying to hoard sterilized feral-rat populations on other people's public and private properties -- while also relentlessly petitioning all their lawmakers to do so.

    Pet-rat owners, and all other types of pet owners, at least have THEIR sh** together.

    If only the same were true of all these mentally-ill cat-hoarders.

    (I still think it's their cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasites in the cat-lovers' brains that make them so unfalteringly blind to their own stupidity, hypocrisy, and absolute absurdity.)

    Of course you're not going to solve it where you live. Because you can't ignore every last thing you say. It wasn't until I STOPPED listening to the opinions and advice of cat-lovers that I was able to solve the problem 100% where I live. I've not seen even ONE cat in over THREE YEARS since I shot and buried every last one of hundreds of them.

    It works. But you won't believe that. You don't want to believe that.

    You can warn cat-owners until you are blue in the face. I tried to reason with them for 9-10 years, even giving them gifts to befriend them first. Thinking that, when asked later, they'd stop releasing their cats. Another 4 years arguing. Another 2 years warning them that their cats would be shot. Even the Sheriff warned them that I had EVERY RIGHT to shoot their cats.

    Still that did no good. And after those 15 years of trying to reason with idiot cat-lovers, I looked around one day and realized I hadn't seen any owls, fox, turkeys, grouse, hawks, snakes, spring-peepers, chipmunks, raccoons, songbirds ... I hadn't seen nor heard ANY OF THESE for 15 YEARS! ALL GONE! NOTHING BUT CATS HERE. ALL other wildlife DESTROYED by cats. From smallest of prey skinned-alive for cats' play-toys (not even eating them) up to the top predators that starved to death from cats destroying their foods.

    That's when I realized I made a foolish foolish error. I was trying to reason with delusional invasive species lovers to protect valuable native wildlife -- just as you don't ask your local career thieves for help and advice on how to protect your valuables. Ignore every last thing they say and the solution becomes clear. It was time to give the cat-lovers the exact same amount of respect and consideration in return as they gave to me and all other life around them -- ABSOLUTELY NONE.

    So on advice of the Sheriff the shooting started and didn't stop until EVERY LAST ONE OF THEIR CATS WAS GONE -- HUNDREDS OF THEM. Even when shooting their cats they released MORE cats. Come to find out they don't really even care about cats in the first place! They just use them to destroy all other lives around them.

    Instead just do what needs to be done. Destroy every last cat you see that's away from supervised confinement. If you waste your time listening to cat-lovers you can kiss all your amazing wildlife good-bye.

    1. I am wondering why you are so insulting toward people that don't think like you do. You say 'uneducated' and 'mentally ill.'

      I believe you are the person that kills any cat on his/her property. Your problem is solved.

  9. Destroying cats is NOT hating cats.

    Why do mentally-unbalanced and psychotic cat-advocates always presume that if someone is removing a highly destructive, deadly disease spreading, human-engineered invasive-species from the native habitat to restore it back into natural balance that they must hate that organism? Does someone who destroys Zebra Mussels, Kudzu, African Cichlids, Burmese Pythons, Brown Tree Snakes, or any of the other myriad destructive invasive-species have some personal problem with that species? (Many of which are escaped PETS that don't even spread any harmful diseases, unlike cats.) Ignorance and blatant biases are revealed in declaring that people who destroy cats must somehow hate or fear cats. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    It is people who let a destructive invasive-species roam free that tortures-to-death all other wildlife that have zero respect for life. They don't even care about their cats dying a slow torturous death from exposure, animal attacks, diseases, starvation, dehydration, becoming road-kill, environmental poisons. etc., the way that ALL stray cats suffer to death. They don't even respect their fellow human being. This speaks more than volumes about their disgusting character. They should be locked up in prison for life for their cruelty to all animals, their own cats as well as all the native wildlife that they let their cats skin alive or disembowel alive. If they let cats roam free they are violating every animal-abandonment, animal-neglect, animal-endangerment, and invasive-species law in existence.

    If people DO hate cats today, have LEARNED to hate cats today, you have nobody but those who let cats roam free to blame. THEY are the reason people are now realizing that all excess cats must be destroyed on-site and on-sight. They've done so much to make people care about cats, haven't they.

    THIS IS THEIR FAULT and THE FAULT OF EVERYONE JUST LIKE THEM. They have NOBODY but themselves to blame.

    They can take that all the way to the very last shot-dead cat's grave.

    1. Well, if the only thing you hate are cats, you are a lucky person.