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What a beautiful planet we share. Let’s save her, by saving the eco systems, by saving the wild cats, by ending the trade in them both in the wild and in captivity.
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Good News! Hillsborough County Commissioners Remove Dangerous Proposed Provisions from Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance
Good news! Yesterday Hillsborough County commissioners enacted a Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance by a 6-1 margin. Feral cat caregivers now have legal protection for the valuable community service they perform.
The commissioners made some, but not all, of the changes that Alley Cat Allies requested to the ordinance. They removed some dangerous provisions, including the requirement to make caregivers’ names public. Alley Cat Allies will monitor the implementation of the ordinance to ensure it is used to support—not discourage—humane care for cats.
Thank you to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Animal Coalition of Tampa, to everyone who contacted their commissioners, and to all who care for cats!
Sincerely, Alley Cat Allies 7920 NORFOLK AVENUE, SUITE 600, BETHESDA, MD 20814-2525 http://www.alleycat.org/
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The Louisiana Supreme Court denied a petition to overturn the decision in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing case to protect Tony, the tiger confined at Grosse Tete, Louisiana’s Tiger Truck Stop. “Nearly three years after we asked the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries not to issue a permit to the Tiger Truck Stop, the highest court in the state has declined to prolong this case further. We call upon the Department to do the right thing and send Tony to a reputable sanctuary, before we face another tiger tragedy.” said Matthew Liebman, senior attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Unfortunately, it appears that despite this ruling on Oct 7, 2013 Tony the tiger still awaits the government to take action in getting him to an appropriate home.
We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you posted.
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A big shout our to our volunteer Matt Ruszczyk of CAE USA who encouraged his company to donate 54 turkeys for the cats.
Canyon the sand cat has trouble keeping his claws short and trimmed. He doesn’t scratch on his logs and trees as much as he used to and because of this his claws become overgrown.
Big Cat Rescue volunteer veterinarian Dr. Wynn sedated Canyon this past week to do a physical exam, draw blood for routine testing and to trim is claws.
Canyon’s overall body condition was great and his blood work looked good with just mild kidney elevations that are to be expected of a cat his age. Canyon is 13 years old, which is the average lifespan of captive sand cats. You wouldn’t know it to look at him though, he is the picture of health and vitality.
Canyon was returned to his enclosure shortly after he awoke. His keepers have installed a special scratching post that will hopefully be irresistible to the 6.8 pound cat so that he can maintain his claws on his own.
Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers fired a warning shot Friday to let the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission know he will oppose every proposal it brings to the Legislature as long as it allows mountain lions to be hunted. Chambers told Roger Kuhn, parks division administrator, he had expressed his “displeasure, repugnance and disgust” to Game and Parks Director James Douglas over the establishment of a mountain lion hunting season. There are only thought to be 60 mountain lions in the state. He had told him to take the message to the commission that he would strenuously oppose any proposal as long as the hunting season continues.”By fang and claw, somebody’s going to pay in terms of the Legislature’s time,” he said. “And I don’t mind being alone. In fact, that energizes me.”
Don’t you wish all our lawmakers were so kind to animals? Make sure your Senator and Representative have co-sponsored the Big Cats and Public Safety Act.
Keep the big cats in your hearts during the season of giving. Your donations, if made before Jan 1, can earn you tax breaks for the 2013 calendar year.
To make a donation click here: http://bigcatrescue.org/donate/ or make a specific donation to give our Lesser Cats More:
You made a dream come true for the big cats when you donated to the 2.5 ac Vacation Rotation enclosure, but now the smaller cats are wondering if you love them too? Cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals and other exotic cats are referred to as Lesser Cats, but Lesser Cats need More room to run too. We will be using the area that you see in the video, but it needs totally different walls to keep the small cats in, so we have to rebuild from scratch. We set a deadline of Valentine’s Day as a way of asking you to show your love for the little wild cats too.
Funding the Lesser Cat Vacation Rotation enclosure means our Leopards, cougars, and exotic cats other than the lions and tigers can have their own big open space to run, play, swim and watch the birds and stars overhead with no cage wire obstructing their view. YOU can make their holiday wishes come true here:
On December 18th, the Hillsborough BOCC will FINALLY consider changing the local ordinances to finally allow the TNVR of healthy cats out of Hillsborough County Animal Services, instead of euthanizing them, which is what Hillsborough County has been doing up til now. This is it!!!
With your help, we’ve asked, pushed, yelled and demanded that the government end this senseless killing and we need your help one again. Please sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/hillsborough-board-of-county-commissioners-vote-to-amend-the-ordinances-to-allow-be-the-way-home-to-be-implemented and/or email CommunityCats@hillsboroughcounty.org to let them know you support TNVR. Please use this email address and not the individual BOCC members addresses. They asked us to do this, and we are trying to comply.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND ATTEND THE DECEMBER 18TH MEETING IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. We’ll be outside with signs for everyone.
Jeanine Cohen and Gretchyn Melde Directors Cat Crusaders
Not sure what to write in your email? There’s a sample below-
Amend the Ordinance to Allow Healthy Cats to be TNVR’d out of HCAS.
Dear Hillsborough BOCC,
You recognized the need to save more animal lives from the county shelter when you passed the “Be the Way Home” plan May 1, 2013. Now you need to keep your word and implement the plan. The only way to do this is to amend the local ordinances to allow the healthy cats to be TNVR’d out of HCAS. Please have the courage to do what is correct and vote to amend the ordinances.
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