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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Protect Feral Cats - Feral Power Action Needed

As a very feral focused rescue group, we're allowed to get on a soapbox about ferals sometimes and this one of those times.

Please contact Loews Hotels in Orlando and let them know their new policy of "relocating feral cats to a shelter" is a guaranteed death sentence for those cats. Until recently, they allowed TNR. And removal of the feral cats will create a vacuum effect and new unsterilized ferals will move into the area. It will be a never ending cycle of killing feral cats.
http://capwiz.com/alleycat/issues/alert/?alertid=60246576&PROCESS=Take+Action&external_id=10519.0

Tell Loews Hotels you will not support a business that puts these cats' lives in danger. https://www.facebook.com/LoewsHotels/posts/10150487973715765

What Loews Hotels posts on their facebook page: "We appreciate and respect the opinions expressed. While Loews loves pets, like many Florida businesses, we have plans and procedures to address issues involving outdoor, undomesticated animals on our property. The decision to remove the feral cat colony humanely and relocate them to a local shelter takes into consideration the safety and comfort of all our guests."


This was a managed colony - being the cats were TNR'd (trapped-neutered-returned) and were being cared for.  And it was allowed by Loews Hotels until just recently.  MANAGED COLONY - what could the safety risks have possibly been?  The cats were vaccinated.  They are feral cats, they are not going to wind themselves around guests' ankles and trip them. 

What what they are really saying is: "We have plans and procedures to address issues involving outdoor, undomesticated animals on our property. The decision to destroy the feral cat colony by catching them and transporting them to local shelter for euthanasia is something we're doing despite studies that clearly show that the 'vacuum effect' will result in new popluations of unvaccinated and unaltered feral cats taking residence at our property and we'll just haul those off and get them killed too."

2 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for posting about this. How terrible that Loews Hotels has done such an abrupt and ill-informed about face.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

So sorry to hear that Bailey has gone to the bridge. Sending you thoughts and purrs as you go through this hard time. Keep Bailey close to you in your thoughts and heart.