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post #1 of 15
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Well...at yesterday's Feline Frenzy event (where they fixed even more cats) there were some parents that came out to protest the event stating that their children with Allergies would be negatively affected. While I can appreciate their concerns..we were VERY CAREFUL and cleaned up completely. We even had someone from the dept. of health monitoring our activities. It is such a shame that the parents had not been informed and provided earlier information about this event but 512 cats were spayed/neutered saving countless unwanted births.

News 4 has a poll right now and I would love all cat lovers to vote:

http://www.nbc4.com/news/4216506/detail.html
post #2 of 15
Done. Some people will protest the sun rising in the east....sigh.

Best-
Michele
post #3 of 15
God! I'm so tired of people protesting absolutely everything! These people act like you let roaches and rats crawl over the food in the cafeteria. They're just cats, people!

Sorry, maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but I'm getting so sick of the whiners of the world. Why don't they put their children in a plastic bubble, so nothing can touch them, affect them; eliminate all the normal exposures of the world.

Okay maybe I am in a bad mood!

Yup, I voted...wanna guess what my vote was?
post #4 of 15
I think it was a worthwile cause myself, but I can see a parent thinking their kid might catch something, ringworm comes to mind. Although if the parents are just worried about cat cooties in general.. I think they are being a bit over protective. It isn't like they did the fixing all a period before the kids are eating lunch either and not cleaning. I bet those same parents are ones that would complain there are to many feral and stray cats around also.
post #5 of 15
I voted, Katie. Gosh, lets get that percentage up!!
post #6 of 15
I voted Katie. Your group did a great job sterilising these cats.
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by TNR1
Well...at yesterday's Feline Frenzy event (where they fixed even more cats) there were some parents that came out to protest the event stating that their children with Allergies would be negatively affected. While I can appreciate their concerns..we were VERY CAREFUL and cleaned up completely. We even had someone from the dept. of health monitoring our activities. It is such a shame that the parents had not been informed and provided earlier information about this event but 512 cats were spayed/neutered saving countless unwanted births.

News 4 has a poll right now and I would love all cat lovers to vote:

http://www.nbc4.com/news/4216506/detail.html
Katie, CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for all the hard work, and the great maiden-effort!! It IS a shame about parents reacting without asking a lot of questions. I know this is frustrating and time-consuming for ACA/DC CAT et al, but hopefully it will allow them to at least try to get some facts into the reporters' minds. I've personally experienced how closed-minded reporters are (or can be) in this region.

I think the good thing is, this proved that the model for the event is a good one, it works. You expect to have to make a few adjustments after a first effort, even with the best of planning. All of us here may understand that surgical procedures are very clean, that no excess cat fur, saliva, urine, etc., will remain behind to create a problem. But lots of people have no clue about such things. I see there is a meeting tonight for the parents, I hope they come away reassured regarding the degree of risk involved.

Linda
post #8 of 15
When I voted it was 62% (it's ok) vs 38% (not ok). Wish the gap were wider.
post #9 of 15
Oh heck I am allergic also, but it didn't keep me from rescuing 10 and getting them taken care of,,, and the Sun will come up tomorrow, you can please some of the people some of the time, all the people some of the time but ya can't please everyone all the time lol ( right) I voted
post #10 of 15
I love northern va. *sigh* people just need to complain about something all of the time, right?

well, at least for now the percentage is in favor of the rational
post #11 of 15
I voted for it..good job on what you did I just wonder how many of these so called concerned parents smoke in front of their kids with these allergies or drive the biggest SUV that dumps tons of pollutants in the air for their kids to breathe. Heck, its ok to give their kids lung cancer, but god forbid if someone is doing something good to help out animals. I wish I could tell those parents to take a very long walk off of a very short pier
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat
I voted for it..good job on what you did I just wonder how many of these so called concerned parents smoke in front of their kids with these allergies or drive the biggest SUV that dumps tons of pollutants in the air for their kids to breathe. Heck, its ok to give their kids lung cancer, but god forbid if someone is doing something good to help out animals. I wish I could tell those parents to take a very long walk off of a very short pier
post #13 of 15
how pathetic- i know maybe they can all sue! then that way the charity will forclose and their children will be protected from all the cats.

what a bunch of whiners, i voted "I don't see the problem -- it's important to support worthwhile causes"
post #14 of 15
I have to say the parents are right to express concern about a feral cat clinic being held at an elementary school. It's good to hear that parents are taking an interest in what is happening in their kids lives. Are the parents over-reacting? Maybe, but then they have no idea how these things are run, they have no idea of the work the volunteers put in to making sure things are kept cleaned, etc. They probably have no idea that a spay/neuter clinic is needed or is available.

I've only worked a couple so far but I can tell you that we wear medical gloves when we handle the cats/kittens and we're advised to shower and wash our clinic clothes, including shoes, as soon as we get home. The vet office is thoroughly cleaned before we leave so that we don't impact the health and well-being of the regular animal patients.

I read in the Washington Post this morning that in order to appease/reassure the parents, Ally Cat Allies hired a professional cleaning service to clean the parts of the school used for the clinic. Hopefully that will be enough. Unfortunately, that means several hundred dollars (at least) are being spent on something other than ACA's main mission. I intend to send a donation to help defray that cost.
post #15 of 15
They are still a bunch of whiners. People are never happy unless they are whining about something. Where is that pier...
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