Killing cats is irresponsible
So it’s not the birds versus the cats?
I was extremely disappointed/troubled by Arryl Kaneshiro’s (County Council) response about managing feral-cat populations, April 4. Mr. Kaneshiro could have said they would look at other options. Instead, basically, he said no, the contract is in place and we are moving forward (with now $120,000 this next fiscal year vs $50,000 last year) to trap and kill cats (approximately 3,000 total).
He tries to distract us with the lighting issue in the county?
I was especially troubled by Mr. Sizemore’s (for American Bird Conservancy) comments April 7. They could become more proactive by spending some money on bird sanctuaries or replacing “loss of habitat,” which is considered the main cause of bird deprevation.
What about mosquitoes and the avian flu? TNR (Trap/Neuter/Spay/Return) is not irresponsible.
Killing cats is irresponsible.
Kaua‘i Humane Society is doing an awesome job! They only have so much to work with. Why can’t the County Council support them to expand? It’s the only actual shelter on island.
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), HSUS (Humane Society of the U.S.), Alley Cat Allies, Alley Cat Rescue, O‘ahu Humane Society, O‘ahu SPCA, Maui Humane Society, Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, San Francisco SPCA (and many others on the mainland), Kaua‘i Humane Society, Kitsap Humane Society (Washington), a partner to KHS, all support TNR.
Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines help with transportation.
Why don’t bird-conservancy people and our County Council support TNR?
Mr. Mayor and County Council, please research/review other options including TNR, not just trapping and killing cats out there. Allocate funds in another way, to help.
Mahalo nui loa.
Joyce Ogmundson, Lihu‘e