21 May '11, 9am

Success! Howley Feral Cats Safe From Gas Chamber

Success! Howley Feral Cats Safe From Gas Chamber

If officials in Howley, Newfoundland had their way, the town's feral cats would all have been gassed and buried, but that was before animal welfare advocates stepped in and showed them a better way. For years, the town suffered from a feral cat problem. The situation frustrated the mayor and city council so much that they proposed killing all the cats via gas chamber. By then, though, S.C.A.P.A. had already trapped, spayed or neutered, and then released many of the cats to live out the rest of their lives without contributing to the growing cat population, but the town leaders were determined to get rid of the cats immediately. That's when animal lovers in Howley jumped to the cats' defense. Johanna Tito created a petition on Care2 to help save the cats. The petition was online for only a few weeks, but over six hundred people from around the world stood up for Howley's fe...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/success-h...

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