Feral cats overrun football field

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GREEN FOREST -- The city of Green Forest is being overrun with cats, primarily at the practice football field.

According to Animal Control Officer Verlin Griggs, a nearby neighbor made the initial complaint.

"These animals would make great farm animals," he said, "especially if anyone is looking to get rid of some mice."

The department is looking to transport the felines to a more rural location, as well as locally, for domestication.

"If people are interested in helping out, then they need to call the station and we will put them on a list to be given away," he said. "This could eventually turn into a health hazard for the area."

The department's primary agenda is to prevent euthanasia.

"So far we've caught 12 to 15," Police Chief John Bailey said. "Thankfully, none have been euthanized. This is what we are trying to avoid. We're trying to get them to some appropriate owners."

The department has resorted to trapping the felines.

"We're currently live trapping the animals, but that can only go on for so long," Griggs added.

The problem was first realized almost two weeks ago, when Bailey saw approximately 20 to 50 running loose on the practice field just before dusk.

Griggs reiterated how pivotal it is right now that residents on the south side of the field have a collar around their pet's neck.

"The last thing we want to do is to pick up the family cat," he added. "The last thing we want to do is to put any animal down. That is why we are urging the citizens to help us out on this matter."

The department is also giving away cat food for the new owners.

"We've found some homes and some people have come forward, as they are looking to keep the animals at their barn," Bailey said.

He added the department is getting help from the resident who first made the issue known.

"They've rescued about five and had them spayed, neutered and even found them homes," Bailey said. "However, we still have more to catch. So far one person has been generous with their time and found homes for five cats."

The city has already been working diligently with area animal shelters in Missouri and Arkansas in order to combat the loose dog issue, which has resulted in many adoptions, according to Griggs.

"We're running out of room and we need to find these cats some homes," Griggs added.

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  • If you advocate for cats as rodent-control on farms and ranches you've already doomed them to being destroyed by drowning or shooting when it becomes a financial liability more than any asset. Ranchers and farmers worldwide are fully aware that cats' Toxoplasma gondii parasite can cause the very same birth defects (hydrocephaly and microcephaly), still-births, and miscarriages in their livestock and important wildlife as it can in pregnant women. Consequently, this is also how this cats' brain-parasite gets into your meats and onto your dinner-tables, from herbivores ingesting this cat-parasites' oocysts in the soils, transferred to the plants and grains that they eat. Not even washing your hands in bleach will destroy this parasites' oocysts if you have contracted it from your garden or yard that a cat has defecated in.

    This is why any cats are ROUTINELY destroyed around gestating livestock and wildlife-management areas in the most efficient, humane, and least-expensive method available. Common rural practice everywhere. The risk of financial loss from dead livestock and important native wildlife from an invasive-species cat is far too great to do otherwise. This cats' parasite is now even killing off rare marine-mammals along all coastal regions from run-off containing this cat-parasites' oocysts.

    The next time you bite into that whole-grain veggie-muffin or McBurger, you need to just envision biting down on a shot-dead or drowned kitten or cat. For that's precisely how that food supply got to your mouth -- whether you want to face up to it or not. It's not going to change reality no matter how much you twist your mind away from the truth of your world.

    If you want to blame someone for the drowning and shooting of cats, you need to prosecute yourself -- every time you eat.

    -- Posted by Woodsman001 on Wed, Feb 22, 2012, at 1:52 AM
  • Be cautious about using any cats taken from outdoors for adoption or you could be held criminally responsible. There's no way to know a wild-harvested cats' vaccination history, if any, nor their exposure to all the deadly diseases cats carry. If a cat has contracted rabies then a vaccination later will do no good. It's already too late. There's no reliable known test for rabies while keeping the animal alive. They need to be destroyed after they are trapped. It's the only sane and sensible solution. This is why all wild-harvested animals of any type intended for the pet-industry must undergo an extended quarantine up to 6 months before transfer or sale of those animals to prevent just these things. Cats are no different than any other animal when wild-harvested. You're risking this following story happening in every shelter across the land.


    Adopting any cat that's been taken from outdoors is just playing Russian Roulette.

    Stray-cats, the very source of all feral-cats, need to be euthanized too or you'll never be rid of the feral-cat problem.

    These are just the diseases they've been spreading to humans, not counting the ones they spread to all wildlife. THERE ARE NO VACCINES against many of these, and are in-fact listed as bio-terrorism agents. They include: Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Plague, Rabies, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasma. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, and Tularemia can now also be added to that list.

    The plague:



    Tularemia (rabbit-fever, transmissible to humans):



    Flea-borne Typhus:


    Hookworm -- ruined Miami Businesses:


    The most insidious one of all, the common Toxoplasma gondii parasite that they spread through their feces into all other animals and livestock. This is how it gets into meats and humans get it from meats, cats roaming around stockyards and farms. This is why cats are ROUTINELY destroyed around gestating livestock or important wildlife by shooting or drowning them. So those animals won't suffer from the same things that can happen to the unborn fetus of any pregnant woman. (Miscarriages, still-births, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly.) It can even kill you at any time during your life once you've been infected by it. It becomes a permanent lifetime parasite in your mind, killing you at any time that your immune system becomes compromised. It's now being linked to the cause of autism, schizophrenia, and brain cancers. This parasite is now also killing off rare and endangered marine-mammals (otters, seals, dolphins, etc.) along all coastal areas from cats' T. gondii oocysts in run-off from the land.

    Its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are actually attracted to cat urine.


    Cats to control rodents is false. Cats attract rodents to your home with their whole slew of diseases. If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract rodents to your area.

    The time has come to destroy them all whenever spotted away from supervised confinement. There's no other solution. We have nobody but cat-lovers to thank for this disaster.

    -- Posted by Woodsman001 on Wed, Feb 22, 2012, at 1:53 AM
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