The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was very concerned to learn of the recent case of rabies in a free-roaming cat. The effected stray cat was not part of our TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) program. Our database indicates that 51 cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped in that neighborhood since 2010. If the cat had been part of our TNVR program, it would have received a 3 year rabies vaccine, been ear-tipped and been protected from this deadly disease.
There are an estimated 200,000 stray or free roaming cats in Hillsborough County. 21,000 of those cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped through The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s TNVR program. TNVR has proven to be the only effective way for communities to manage stray cat populations.
In addition to preventing the birth of more unwanted kittens, TNVR provides protection against deadly diseases thereby protecting the community. Also through the use of TNVR a cat colony is self-limiting in size, as cats are territorial and do not allow new cats to enter the area.
About The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay was originally founded in 1912 and is one of the oldest animal rescue organizations in Florida. The Humane Society relies solely on funds from program revenue, grants, special events and donations from individuals and groups in the Tampa Bay community. Visit www.humanesocietytampa.org or call (813) 876-7138 for more information.
Black leopard blisses out over enrichment at Big Cat Rescue
Catnip Hangover in bobcat at Big Cat Rescue
These hooks are why Keepers require 2 years training before getting near big cats
China Doll the tiger retrieves pumpkins from the lake and then chases them
3 pumpkins, 2 tigers, a dozen volunteers and lots of laughs
Tiger notices the ball while chasing pumpkins in the lake
Tiger takes a minute to savor her reward for pumpkin bobbing
Jeff watches Jamie carve a pumpkin for the leopards
Tiger Says "Mine! All mine!"
Hard to swim with your mouth full of pumpkin
Tigress tries to get 2 pumpkins at once; mouth and tail
Keeping the tiger pool pumps working is a daily chore
A cat loving friend of ours recently asked if we would put the word out that there are 150 domestic cats in need of a new home.
There are over 150 cats of the 700 rescued here in Fl. from a terrible cat hoarding situation at Haven Acres. Some really nice cats and barn cats are left and will be euthanized by the end of the month if no takers.
All are spayed and neutered, all shots, all healthy, negative for disease.
Please consider giving one or two of these a home and a chance at life. They spent who knows how long in a terrible situation at Haven Acres and now have been in a warehouse for months getting healthy and hoping for a home. Please don’t let them all die.
Two large adoption events, participation by Best Friends and Humane Society has still left 160+ with no hope at the end of the month. Some are feral and need to go on someone’s farm..probably no hope for those. Some are just nice barn cats or could be house cats..they were the more shy ones. It is heart breaking that they have suffered so much.
Please spread the word. Contact Christine if you can take any of them: firstname.lastname@example.org 708 267-6250
NEZAHUALCÓYOTL.- Una colonia de gastos se ha convertido en el dolor de cabeza de las autoridades del Parque Zoológico del Pueblo de Nezahualcóyotl.
Desde hace varios años, unos 300 felinos sin dueño han invadido áreas verdes, tejados y jaulas del zoológico municipal y sus colindancias, en donde duermen, cazan, comen, defecan, orinan y se reproducen.
Adicionalmente, los gatos pueden transmitir a otros felinos del parque, como jaguares, leones, tigres y linces, hasta tres enfermedades mortales, informó Magda Cecilia García Trinidad, coordinadora del zoológico.
“Este riesgo provoca que tengamos que estar aplicando vacunas periódicamente para garantizar que nuestros felinos no sean contagiados por los gatos”, dijo.
Además, los felinos callejeros afectan a otros animales porque dejan restos de comida, heces y objetos extraños en las jaulas.
“Por lo regular, los gatos son una molestia para los vecinos, quienes intentan matarlos por medio de comida envenenada y, si este alimento llega a las jaulas de los animales y lo comen, pueden provocar un envenenamiento también en ellos”, señaló.
Los gatos formaron una comunidad que se multiplica sin control desde que los vecinos los abandonaron en los jardines del parque público cuando eran cachorros o hembras preñadas, explicó Óscar Corro Montero, administrador del zoológico.