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Woden cats (again)

By weeziepops - 15 October 2012 75

Firstly, cat haters should stop reading now. You can hate cats on your own time – this is not a post which requires your attention or input.

I have tried to engage the RSPCA on this issue with no luck, despite an offer to pay the costs involved. So I am opening up the discussion to others in hopes that somenoe will be able to offer a solution to the ongoing concern around the health and wellbeing of the Woden cats and the wildlife which may form a part of their diet.

I want to either trap, desex and release these cats and/or trap and euthanise those cats which are not healthy. This would prevent the ongoing breeding of the cats, which perpetuates the problem. I realise releasing the cats would not address the wildlife issue.

It is kitten season. If the cats are trapped, will this mean that potentially dozens of kittens will be left to starve without their mothers.

If I try to trap the cats and leave the traps at the site overnight, I strongly suspect that the traps will disappear courtesy of either people who don’t want the cats to be trapped or hoooooligans. So I would need to hang around waiting for the traps to be sprung and then take the traps in to the RSPCA and go through the process until I have trapped them all. Also, I am a bit nervous at the thought of a night or two lurking around the Woden drains…

Does anyone have any constructive input to this conundrum? The cats aren’t going to go away and no-one seems interested in doing anything about it so any assistance or advice would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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Woden cats (again)
Holditz 11:11 pm 15 Oct 12

p1 said :

As for the kittens starving issue – I wouldn’t think it an issue if you could trap the cats, desex them and release them with a day.

Depending on how young the kittens are, if you trap and take the mother cats away, when you return them the mother cats will forget they have kittens, and the kittens will starve anyway.

Grumpy Old Fart 10:00 pm 15 Oct 12

Release the hounds

p1 7:29 pm 15 Oct 12

JazzyJess said :

Sigh. First of all your witt simply astounds me. Second you obviously kept reading past the first sentence. Then again you can read! Good for you.

You’ve caught me out. I actually hate cats, never contribute thoughtful posts to a thread, and display poor humor and low wit when trying to be funny.

Except in this thread, where I (who see these cats regularly) made a post responding to the OPs question, and you, while offering to help (which is nice) made a lame sarcastic post in response to my lame funny one.

JazzyJess 4:55 pm 15 Oct 12

p1 said :

Pitchka said :

JazzyJess said :

I can help weeziepops. The site administrator has my contact details.

Im gathering you want the OP to trap them, hand them over to you so you can cook them in your restaurant and pass it off as chicken? Clever!

Don’t be silly.

Cat tastes more like duck.

Sigh. First of all your witt simply astounds me. Second you obviously kept reading past the first sentence. Then again you can read! Good for you.

gospeedygo 4:11 pm 15 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

Know anyone who knows someone who is a farmer, and can legally get his/her hands on some strychnine. A few cans of cat food in a bowl, a very light dust of said powder mixed throuigh, thanks for coming pussy cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrK-FwELA7I

p1 4:03 pm 15 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

JazzyJess said :

I can help weeziepops. The site administrator has my contact details.

Im gathering you want the OP to trap them, hand them over to you so you can cook them in your restaurant and pass it off as chicken? Clever!

Don’t be silly.

Cat tastes more like duck.

Pitchka 3:39 pm 15 Oct 12

JazzyJess said :

I can help weeziepops. The site administrator has my contact details.

Im gathering you want the OP to trap them, hand them over to you so you can cook them in your restaurant and pass it off as chicken? Clever!

JazzyJess 2:56 pm 15 Oct 12

I can help weeziepops. The site administrator has my contact details.

p1 2:29 pm 15 Oct 12

Considering how happy these cats are to take food from a couple of local crazy cat ladies well meaning but miss guided public servants , I’d have a go at trapping them during the day when you can sit and read a book in nice safe sunshine. Otherwise, maybe some chain and lock the trap to one of the bridge footings?

As for the kittens starving issue – I wouldn’t think it an issue if you could trap the cats, desex them and release them with a day.

I am not really for the desex-and-release approach (as you say, doesn’t help the wild life), but I see it as better then nothing being done, so I hope you stay committed.

Pitchka 2:02 pm 15 Oct 12

Know anyone who knows someone who is a farmer, and can legally get his/her hands on some strychnine. A few cans of cat food in a bowl, a very light dust of said powder mixed throuigh, thanks for coming pussy cat!

PBO 1:49 pm 15 Oct 12

How do we know that we are not seeing a smaller, less musical and more bogan version of Cats?

HenryBG 1:44 pm 15 Oct 12

Why don’t we just bait them?

What’s the best bait to use on cats?

NoImRight 1:44 pm 15 Oct 12

aceofspades said :

I hate cats!

How about Phantom of the Opera?

aceofspades 1:26 pm 15 Oct 12

I hate cats!

carnardly 1:23 pm 15 Oct 12

no one seems interested in doing anything about it? There have been a lot of other threads on those cats and a number of groups around the place do keep their eyes on them. They are all remarkably healthy looking as far as stray cats go given they are the best fed ones in history. Sure they might not be wormed ever, but I bet half the pets around town aren’t done either.

You would be far better catching the kittens and rehoming them but given the mixed messages most of them get (ie come here for food against running away and hiding from bogans that throw things at them or yell into the tunnels) they are all mostly pretty scared of people at any time other than meal times.

The vets at woden animal hospital in Colbee or Dundas court (whichever one it is) are willing to desex anything brought to them for routine rates. You could probably negotiate for some on masse. You just need to get your traps and bide your time. But once the first few have gotten snapped up, the rest might not be so keen.

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