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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
We offer this service to people bringing in ferals and they want nothing to do with it. We explain to them how it's not going to solve their feral cat problem. 1 person out of every 30 takes us up on this offer.
Yeah, we know about TNR. It's just the public we deal with wants nothing to do with it.
Well, heck, if you're telling people that TNR is "not going to solve their feral cat problem", why on earth *would* they take up the offer? You're talking them out of it before they even consider trying. I don't understand why you would do that.


If you scroll down the page you'll see a list of FAQs and scenarios for helping explain TNR and convincing people it's the right thing to do.

You're certainly not going to get everyone to do TNR, but with the right attitude and information, there will be those willing to do it. Even if a handful of people TNR, thousands of unwanted kittens can be prevented through this humane method. Remember that just 30 years ago, spay/neuter programs were far and few between, and there was nowhere near the awareness there is now about S/N. It took time and persistence to convince people it's the right thing to do. We're still working at it, but it's undeniable how much progress has been made. The same is true of TNR.

Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
I shouldn't have written thrived, but they do eat them if that's another source of food for them, then yes. I am okay with that.
I'm not flaming you here, but if this is how you truly feel, that you're "okay" with a coyote killing a cat, then perhaps you're not the person who should be talking about TNR to folks coming in with feral cats.

If your heart isn't in it, that comes through loud and clear. I'm sorry for that, because cats, whether feral, in shelters, in kitten mills, or strays need all the friends they can get.