Inside the Wild World of Feral Cats
Marci Kladnik joins the party from Santa Barbara California where she works inside the world of wild feral cats.. Marci explains why TNR (Trap, Neuter & Release) is the best technique for feral cat colony management. Together Deborah and Marci discuss the lives of feral cats and the conflicts- real and political that occur between bird lovers and TNR cat advocates. When a feral cat population truly is threatening a vulnerable bird nesting area, the colony is moved; most of the time the conflict is based on myth not fact and the cats are actually helping the birds with rodent patrol. Eggs and chicks get eaten by rodents constantly on every farm unless either cats or poison are at work.The Tweety vs Sylvester model just doesn’t match up with our rat, and mouse infested, pollution, and fertilizer reality. Why should you spay or neuter your cat? Deborah gives you the selfish, safety and training reasons to alter your cat, and Marci gives you the scary numbers. 3+1= 20 explains Marci who has a whole new kind of math she calls ‘Cat Math’. This party is full of take home party tricks; Marci shows you how to call kittens with a cooing noise so they’ll come and eat and Deborah tells you how to plant your garden with cats in mind- you can draw them to certain areas and keep them out of others just by choosing the right ground cover and plants.
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