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Mon, Mar 17 | By Pet Pule Staff Reports | 841

RANDOLPH, Iowa. – In a turn of events, Randolph, the tiny southwestern Iowa town that made headlines by placing a $5 bounty on its feral cats, has rescinded the order. After meeting with various animal rescue groups, the city voted to … more ›

Iowa Town Rescinds $5 Cat Bounty
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

Glad they rescinded that law.

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

Some people don't have a lick of sense.

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

A $5 bounty! That's horrible! Thankfully there's groups like Alley Cat Allies to step in a stop such craziness.

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BHOLTZ
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BHOLTZ
5 years ago

Hats off the Alley Cat Allies!

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

Glad the when with the spay neuter release program.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Alley Cat Allies is a great organization.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I like George's idea. It is great to have a spay/neuter program.

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Crttrs
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Crttrs
5 years ago

Thank goodness for Alley Cat Allies.

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George H.
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George H.
5 years ago

How about going after the people who don't spay and neuter rather than the cats? Glad they rescinded the policy though. It's got to be about population control.

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Meryl O.
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Meryl O.
5 years ago

All because humans were so irresponsible. Let us hope this will work.

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Dstrykr
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Dstrykr
5 years ago

Hope this Mayor and City Council give this program a chance.

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

Glad they came up with a much better plan

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

It sounds like they have a much better plan in place. I hope it worked out

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karen b.
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karen b.
5 years ago

im glad to see they are trying to fix the problem first, if the cats were fixed they wouldnt have so many strays , hopefully they will get what they need

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I'm glad that common sense prevailed.

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NFSAW S.
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NFSAW S.
5 years ago

TNR and educating people on spay/neuter and not allowing pets to roam does make a difference. I love how the first response in some of these towns is to kill what ever causes an inconvenience.

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

Why not put a bounty on people who don't neuter/spay their pets?

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
6 years ago

TNR is a much better way to go about things. The cats don't reproduce anymore but get to live out their lives. The town just needs to make sure any new animals to the community are neutered so the problems doesn't begin anew.

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Sheryle T.
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Sheryle T.
6 years ago

At least the bounty is no longer in effect and they will try to treat the cats. It is a problem but this is a better way to approach it, I hope the Vets in the area help.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

i think that this is disgraceful. the ones after the money will shoot any cat feral or not. and how can you prove it is or isn't? how many families are going to loose their pets this way

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
6 years ago

I'm glad that the bounty is no longer and they are going to do a TNR type program

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Angel25
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Angel25
6 years ago

The Mayor doesn't want to see the cats returned? Sounds pretty heartless if you ask me. So to him, the TNR program isn't quite good enough, they have to get rid of the cats too!

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Alexis93
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Alexis93
6 years ago

good for them

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Angie S.
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Angie S.
6 years ago

Kudos to them for being open to the offer of a better approach - TNR - and changing their plans. However, it sounds like they also need some education on pet care. Don't feed your pets outdoors if that's part of the problem!

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Jill D.
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Jill D.
6 years ago

Are you kidding? What is this--1908 or 2008?

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Dsnyder
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Dsnyder
6 years ago

Thank goodness, I'm glad they came to their senses. I don't know what they were thinking putting a bounty on a cats head.

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Jfoxmu78
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Jfoxmu78
6 years ago

Why would anyone in their right mind pay to kill cats especially town officials.
Would hate to live in their town.

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Lauren W.
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Lauren W.
6 years ago

What a disgusting concept -- bounties on feral cats? Killed after only a week??? Thoughtless, lazy even.

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Dora  B.
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Dora B.
6 years ago

Where is the original story? I would like to know more about this.

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Ann H.
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Ann H.
6 years ago

INteresting

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r y.
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r y.
6 years ago

I hope this works for them

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

Spay and neutering has proved to be successful. Glad they changed their minds about the $5.00 bounty.

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Tempestnite
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Tempestnite
6 years ago

TNR is the best way to handle the situation... BOUNTY ON CATS??? The mayor of this town must think he's a cowboy.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

It's a guy thing. What woman would ever have thought of something like that???

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Hauler
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Hauler
6 years ago

This was a bad idea to start with! Glad they stopped it!

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martha p.
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martha p.
6 years ago

this didn't work very well with rats..years ago, a bounty was put on( i think nyc). it prompted folks to breed rats for the bounty..duh!

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barb s.
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barb s.
6 years ago

i think it admirable they are trying to fix problem

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Norma B.
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Norma B.
6 years ago


Thank goodness common sense prevailed!

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

I can't believe they were going to do a bounty for $5 per cat. Glad they were able to come to their senses.

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Patricia  C.
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Patricia C.
6 years ago

It sounds like a good plan to me. I live in the country and people here have barn cats that are never treated like pets, but are fed and are pretty wild. It is pretty much the same because these feral alley cats are like some of these barn cats! Wild!

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Christina H.
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Christina H.
6 years ago

I'm so glad they decided to rescind that! Trap/Neuter/Return is more humane than capture and kill.

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Jinxkitty
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Jinxkitty
6 years ago

I'm glad that they cancelled the stupid bounty idea. TNR is the best way to handle this.

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SandyReedy
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SandyReedy
6 years ago

Another result of irresponsible humans not taking responsibility for helpless animals. People just let their animals breed, then dump them. I have a friend who is constantly adopting abandoned kittens--she lives on a farm--and the financial burden is becoming a strain. She is so kind-hearted she can't stand to see them suffer.

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EK4567
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EK4567
6 years ago

I'm glad for them....

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Jan H.
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Jan H.
6 years ago

Thank goodness they changed their minds and decided to work with rescue organizations.

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Angie W.
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Angie W.
6 years ago

Glad to see they found a different resolution.

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

So glad they decided to pursue another course of action instead of killing those cats!!!

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Karen A.
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Karen A.
6 years ago

One of the problems with the bounty idea is ... mean spirited individuals may attempt to 'capture' pets that live outside, simply to gain the money. The proposed ideas of the shelters and allowing animal lovers to assist with reducing the population is a far better idea - it will just take time. Like with any change, the process is going to take time, but will be worth the patience and the dedication to making the changes.

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Belou
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Belou
6 years ago

It is a big task to begin catch & release spay/neuter programs but you have to begin sometime and stick to it over the long haul. It is not a quick-fix solution but a long term committment that makes a difference.

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EK4567
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EK4567
6 years ago

Good.......

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Gretchen B.
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Gretchen B.
6 years ago

I am glad that out of ignorance came a decent solution.

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