Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Chaddy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Kili01 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:59 pm
I appreciate what you are all saying, but continuing to feed and support these huge numbers of cats and dogs will eventually become unsustainable. I think that people should stop feeding ferals and that rescue centers may eventually realise that they can only accommodate so many of them.
Maybe the longer term choice maybe to try firstly to rehome the young and healthy animals-as at present, but if that fails after a predetermined time these should be humanely euthanised. Also old, sick and severely injured animals should also by euthanased.
This always raises a howl of protest from some animal lovers. But in the end what matters most is the welfare of each animal. Humane euthanasia is sometimes kinder to a dog or cat if there is no hope of finding it a suitable home or if it is old or ill.
We had on occasion to euthanase 2 of our own pets (over the years we enjoyed their company).. We were with our vet and the dog to the end. It was more distressing for us as our dog simply went to sleep and knew nothing about it.

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Very good post Kili01.I don't think that the people feeding these ferels,whilst meaning well,and their hearts are in the right place that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions".

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Kili01 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:19 pm

True, Firefly, I guess there are many reasons why some people abandon their pets.
But it doesn’t alter what I said in my post that sadly there are just too many abandoned and feral cats and dogs. There needs to be some rational thought and action to address this with a combination of either neutering or euthanasia used to reduce the number.

Chaddy, it is people who feed these stray animals who add to the problem as the feeding often stops when they leave. At the end of the summer season there are a lot of unfed animals prowling about looking for food.

If only people would stop feeding ferals unless they intend to adopt them permanently.

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by smudger » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:16 pm

Dee there is already thought and action to prevent the abandonment of feral animals, and it is what Flossie has already mentioned - the trap, neuter and release programme. This operates island wide, although not all vets participate. Any stray or feral in Paphos certainly will be speyed by many of the local vets and animal protection units free of charge, although a donation is always appreciated. Paphiakos certainly operate this service, but please check your local vet, Paphiakos are always swamped with animals needing speying.

But if everyone simply had their animals speyed or neutered, there would be no problem with feral cats or dogs. Please, please everyone - if you have an animal, or encounter a stray animal please take it to a vet to be spayed/neutered on the government sponsored trap, neuter, release programme. Result, no more strays!! Simples!

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by memory man » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 pm

David Brown wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Please don't go down the Paphiakos route .

Why not!


Could you please explain your reasoning?
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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Kili01 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:29 pm

But, although the people who promote spaying and neutering tell everyone to go that route, some vets do charge a fee which puts some people off.
Also since stray cats are often difficult to trap and react badly, that is another reason why so many unneutered strays are around. This situation has gone on for years. And many holidaymakers though happy to feed a begging animal neither know or care enough to try to find a vet.
So, realistically euthanasia whether done privately, by a charity or the state may be the best antidote to the explosion in cat numbers.
That’s if a serious attempt to reduce their numbers were to be made,

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by daveg » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:16 pm

So what's the answer with 800 cats at Tala?...
They can never be re-homed.....
How long before 800 becomes 900- 1000!

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Kili01 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:41 pm

The whole thing makes some people over emotional... surely the main thing should be the welfare of the feral cat or dog. If there are simply too many of them, selective culling should be considered. If there is neither enough space in Shelters plus a lack of more people coming forward to adopt then it would seem a sensible approach. Thats if one looks at the problem carefully and unemotionally.

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by memory man » Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 am

Any response from memory man?
Yes David...…………………...

the fervour caused on anther site
was mostly
by 1 person who seemed to have a vendetta towards Paphiakos.



This thread is more to do with feral cats and speying, NOT criticising Paphiakos.
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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Firefly » Wed May 01, 2019 10:52 am

MM

Well said !
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by smudger » Wed May 01, 2019 2:34 pm

Again, well said MM. Why do some seek to turn every thread into a confrontation??

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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Dominic » Wed May 01, 2019 7:25 pm

Yes, this thread needs to get back on track. Specifically, if you can help, then please do. If you want to start a conversation on the various options for dealing with feral cats, then by all means do so. This thread is not the place for such a conversation though.
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Re: Paphos cat lady needs help after fall leaves her bed-bound

Post by Yioula » Wed May 01, 2019 8:41 pm

The ‘cat lady “ 🐈🐈🐈 is back on her rounds on crutches, hopefully she’s too busy to read this thread........

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