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Wed, Jan 16 | By Matt Van Hoven | 637

BROOKLYN, NY – A colony of feral cats living in a Brooklyn is fed by an anonymous local, but someone who disagrees with that person's motives has posted a sign stating if the feedings continue, the food will be doused with ammonia. “… more ›

Brooklyn Feral Cats Threatened by Locals
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

That is horrible. There are much better ways to solve the problem.

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

why are people so cruel? I hope this is prevented.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

This is horrible! I hope a welfare group does something to stop this.

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

I hope someone steps in and does something. Tainting the food isnt a solution.

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cassie r.
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cassie r.
5 years ago

That isn't the answer and is just wrong!

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

One careless pet owner years ago and look what happens.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Cats certainly are villified in some segments of our population...just like medieval times.

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

I doubt that anyone will take the time to even try to do any enforcement until someone actually harms the animals. So typical

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

TNR is definitely the way to go--the statistics are impressive. My vet does TNR for a neighboring suburb and they have seen a huge decline in the number of ferals over the years.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I agree!

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

TNR is the way to go in my mind. so that the size stops getting bigger.

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Janet R.
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Janet R.
5 years ago

I agree with the poster that said that TNR was the way to go. Otherwise these cats will continue to reproduce and it could lead to the residents that are threatening to poison them to do just that. Sad story that is being played out in every city across America and beyond.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

TNR seems like the way to go. It will help keep the colony from growing too much more. As to the idiot who has threatened the critters, what can one say? The person has very little respect for life and will have a big karmic kick in the pants at some point.

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Meg S.
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Meg S.
5 years ago

I understand why some people would not like living near a feral cat colony. I would not...sorry. I love cats but do not want a bunch of them living next to me.

At a minimum, these cats need to be altered so they cannot reproduce and given the proper shots. I am surprised that ACA has not gotten more involved in the TNR but maybe the story is just not giving all of hte details.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

The cats need to be spayed and neutered so their numbers don't increase. I can understand someone being upset about the problem, but if they kill the cats that is abuse and they should be punished.

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Jeanie F.
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Jeanie F.
6 years ago

Hopefully no one would do this to any animal.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

I can see both sides of this story!!!

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

I do not think threatening is a way to solve this.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

it is nice that people care to feed them, but can see both sides of this story

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

Hopefully the authorities will become involved. The cats should not be poisoned and the person who put that sign there should be found and penalized. As a solution, a rescue agency needs to trap, neuter and release, this will help the meowing and control the population.

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Some good people cannot tolerate the sight of a hungry animal. The ass who left the note is ignorant and crude and perhaps unsound and should most certainly be identified. Clearly the cats have to be moved to a different safer location. Perhaps the donor of the food can enlist the help of a few friends to help in the process. I know that the ASPCA has crates/cages designed for trapping cats. They require that you give them a check (or other form of payment) for the cost of the cages, but it is returned in full when you bring them back the cages. Also, Alley Cat Allies is mentioned in the piece. That organization can most certainly offer sound advice on this difficult issue. I know that the good people of my hometown can find a way.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

I am gald they are at least trying to come up with a plan. I can see how this can become an issue. I think some people like to help and are not aware at the time what might come about from helping.

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Jim  S.
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Jim S.
6 years ago

Not sure how to rate this one. Hopefully it will work out for all involved.

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

hope someone intervenes for the kitties

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SandyReedy
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SandyReedy
6 years ago

Irresponsible humans created this problem, now we want to punish the cats.
feral cats are a problem, but poisoning them is not the answer. Where is the humane society? What is the answer?

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

I agree, humans created this problem, humans should solve it, and we should quit punishing the victims--THE CATS!!!!

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

Sounds like someone has to do something. But poisening is not the answer. How about animal control. I would be highly upset if there were this many cats around my house, not to mention the rats that are being atrected as well. Cats ruin things, they walk on your nars and scratch paint, the land scape must smell the high heaven. disgusting. remove the cats and put them up for adoption. And what diseases are they carrying????

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

OMG, what is wrong with people? Killing these cats with ammonia is not the solution. Neither is putting up threatening signs.

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Sarah M.
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Sarah M.
6 years ago

I am sure the situation is getting out of control and that all the cats should be spayed and neutered. I will even say that a new way of feeding them needs to be figured out, but ammonia in the food is just down right mean.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

If people would work together on this problem they could come up with an answer so that everyone would benefit.

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Teresa A.
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Teresa A.
6 years ago

It would be beneficial to contact a group who can do the trap, neuter/spay & release program.

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

Sometimes I get so frustrated. An effective way to deal with this situation would be to contact a group that traps the ferals, spays and neuters them and releases them. Posting threatening signs is just ridiculous, and actually going through with the threats would be immoral. I can understand the person's frustration, but it is ineffective to just ask the person to stop feeding the cats and expect the feral cat problem to "disappear." They will still be out there, just eating out of dumpsters and the garbage. Treating the root of the problem, overpopulation and homeless cats, is the way to make everyone happy in the long run.

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Jill l.
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Jill l.
6 years ago

so sad poor kittys its so nice that people care and feed them

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

sounds like this is getting out of hand I hope they find a solution

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Elineen
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Elineen
6 years ago

This person is psycho. Deal with the problem in a reasonable way - such as trap, neuter, release. Not poisoning.

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

How very sad, I am sure there is a better answere then killing. What about trapping, spay,neuter and release to another location. It might take some time but there would be no killing.

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

there are more all over the place

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

unfortunately, free kittens started this, their free kittens turned feral

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Jobe
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Jobe
6 years ago

The cats need to be out of this situation

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

the cats were probably the neighbors cat and it got tossed out and that is how it happens

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

if the owner doen't have a problem, then they should tnr.

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Laurel C.
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Laurel C.
6 years ago

I am on the fence....I would see the compassion of someone wanting to feed them...but also the flip side. I believe the Humane Society needs to step in and seize the animals

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Jackie H.
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Jackie H.
6 years ago

Animal Control needs to gert involved.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

People are so sick they are making us all paranoid. I have a neighbor that fees feral cats on his porch. I give them food from time to time. He actually knocked on my door one day to make sure it was me that left the food because he is afraid someone could leave tainted food.

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Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
6 years ago

Maybe the guy should feed in a different area. Whether this is an appropriate thing to do or not, you shouldn't threaten or harm an animal. I think a shelter or someone needs to step in.

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

That is just the wrong approach there are humane traps. I know they may be put down anyway, but better then makeing them suffer if they can not find them homes.

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Margaret B.
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Margaret B.
6 years ago

Capture and neuter as many as possible. Killing or putting amonia on their food can backfire. Being mean always causes bigger problems.

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Hannah S.
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Hannah S.
6 years ago

let the cats be.

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

Leave the cats alone, they didn't ask to be born

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8critters
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8critters
6 years ago

Scary. Sounds like the kind of person who's solution to any problem is pretty anti-social. Seems like all the right organizations are involved now. Hope it works out well for the cats and the care-giver.

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Greg
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Greg
6 years ago

It sounds like the perfect solution for rounding up the stray animals. Leave food out for a week or so, so that the word spreads, then round them all up in a sting operation. Make sure to set up a night cam in order to catch the idiot who wants to poison them.

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

Sounds like a place for TNR and some education for the person putting up the signs.

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