Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Residents expressed opinions in our comments section.
Earlier this month, we reported on an effort to rid Seminole Heights of feral cats through the help of local residents and nonprofit organizations. Some residents worried that their pets would be rounded up in the rescue effort, while others were optimistic about the move to eradicate Seminole Heights neighborhoods of the animals. Below, we rounded up some of the comments from our coverage. Here's what readers had to say: What do you think about the issue? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The issue about what to do with feral cats in Seminole Heights is heating up. Some want to trap and remove them, others worry about losing their pets.
The issue about what to do with feral cats in Seminole Heights is heating up. Some want to trap and remove them, others worry about losing their pets. Here you'll find updated links to coverage on the issue from Patch as well local blogs and other media. Check back for updated links and coversation about this issue. If you'd like to voice your opinion on issues in Seminole Heights, post your thoughts in our local voices section. It's quick, easy and can be your own way to add your voice to the conversations in Seminole Heights. Coverage of the Feral Cat Issue on Patch: Resources: Other links:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
An official with a cat rescue program addresses ways for dealing with feral cats in Seminole Heights.
An initiative we reported on last week aimed at helping to decrease the number of feral cats in Seminole Heights may require streamlining before residents can round up the animals, according to an official with a cat rescue group who is participating in the roundup. Jeanine Cohen, co-director of Cat Crusaders, an all-volunteer cat rescue, said she was contacted by a resident in Seminole Heights regarding the volunteer trap and rescue effort. But Cohen said there are steps that would need to be taken before the cats can be removed from Seminole Heights neighborhoods, and ways to keep them away for good. "The feral cats are there because they have a food source," she said. "If you move the cats, others will come in. It's better to tame them …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The group wants to rid Seminole Heights of feral cats.
Earlier this week, we reported that volunteers in Seminole Heights plan to round up feral cats in the community and take them to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A call and email to the SPCA was not returned. The sentiments of Seminole Heights residents and the volunteers have been detailed on a local blog, which has netted dozens of comments. Candice Nelson is one of the founding volunteer organizers. Nelson contacted Patch and she wanted clarify a few points regarding the feral cats issue. Nelson wanted cat owners to know the following points: What do you think about the issue and Nelson's points? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Possible volunteers say they would like to partner with an organization like the SPCA to get the cats off of the streets.
If you've spotted feral cats in Seminole Heights, you may not be the only one. In an effort to rid the community of the sometimes pesky feral cats, volunteers are debating whether to start rounding up the cats in Seminole Heights. Some residents began discussing their plan in the comments area of the website seminoleheightsblog.com. Most of the comments are posted by anonymous users. Those comments suggest that volunteers are looking to remove cats without a notched ear - which indicates it has been spayed and neutered - with plans to trap and take them to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to the "Official Unofficial Seminole Heights Blog." A lot of cats are located in areas such as that between Martin Luther …