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The NYS Assembly Wants to Kill My Cats

Meet Basil and O’Hara. O’Hara was born in our backyard and her mom and older brother still hangout. Basil just wandered into our lives one day. They’re both loving members of the family, and the state of New York wants to kill them if they wander out of the yard and/or lose their collars.

I should never be surprised by the stupdity from the state of New York, yet…

NYS Assembly Bill A05449 will destroy the currently mandated 5-day holding period for stray pets at animal shelters, by permitting them to be killed on intake for exhibiting “psychological trauma.”

(The bill is at that link above. Search for “psychological” and “at least during” to find pertinent passages)

While shelters will be required to make descriptions of found pets available to the public, the bill adds “AT LEAST DURING THE REDEMPTION PERIOD.”

There is no REDEMPTION PERIOD for a cat that was killed at intake.

Feral cats and scared pet cats will disappear into a big black hole. You may be putting up posters for months for a lost shy cat that could have been killed on Day One of being taken to a shelter by an angry neighbor, or well-meaning good Samaritan who assumed that would be the best way to get the stray cat they trapped back to her owner.

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2 responses to “The NYS Assembly Wants to Kill My Cats

  1. So … you don’t carry any liability insurance in case YOUR cats harm another human, animal, or property directly or indirectly through the many deadly-diseases that stray and feral cats are spreading today (even including rabies and the plague if you educate yourself enough). You don’t comprehend what it means to let a MAN-MADE INVASIVE-SPECIES pet roam free. You don’t care if YOUR cats get ran-over by a car, attacked by another cat or animal, ingest rat-poison under someone’s porch, or laps up some antifreeze it finds in a gutter; thereby making you criminally responsible for YOUR cats dying under the laws that define animal-cruelty, animal-neglect, animal-endangerment, animal-abuse, and animal-abandonment; and you’re so pathetically stupid that you aren’t even smart enough to know how to keep a cat confined.

    Did I get that right? You bet I DID!

    Sorry, your blatant self-victimization to manipulate all others isn’t working anymore. Try something else.

  2. Be cautious about suggesting that any cats rounded-up from outdoors be used for adoption or you could be held criminally responsible for destroying the lives and finances of families and their pets. There’s no way to know a wild-harvested cats’ vaccination history, if any, nor their exposure to all the deadly diseases cats carry. If a cat has contracted rabies then a vaccination against it later will do no good. It’s already too late. There’s also no reliable known test for rabies while keeping the animal alive. They really need to be destroyed after they are trapped. It’s the only sane and sensible solution. This is precisely why all wild-harvested animals in the world, of any type intended for the pet-industry, must undergo an extended quarantine period of up to 6 months before transfer or sale of those animals to prevent just these things. Cats are no different than any other animal when harvested from the wild. You’re just risking this following story happening in every shelter across the land.

    Adopting any cat that’s been taken from outdoors is just playing Russian Roulette.

    Stray-cats, the very source of all feral-cats, need to be euthanized too or you’ll never be rid of the feral-cat problem.

    I found some surprising things about all the diseases these invasive-species vermin are now spreading throughout the USA.

    These are just the diseases they spread to humans, not counting the ones they spread to all wildlife. THERE ARE NO VACCINES against many of these, and are in-fact listed as bio-terrorism agents. They include: Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Plague, Rabies, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasma. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Flea-borne Typhus and Tularemia can now also be added to that list.

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