Where are the Jungle-Puppy-People? While jungle puppies are common in many of Mexicoâ€™s communities, theyâ€™re not here.
Do we understand why there are no feral pit-bulls on the loose with soft-hearted volunteers running about at midnight collecting them for their LAPS neutering program â€“ and if, after the knife, good homes canâ€™t be found, releasing them back into the neighbourhood to fend for themselves?
Of course, thatâ€™s ridiculous. What/who would they feed upon?
Just as ridiculous is our Langley feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program [â€˜Jungle kittensâ€™ strike chord, Jan 8., Langley Advance].
Have these jungle kitten folk given any thought about the predation rate our cats inflict upon our wild bird population?
According to a survey by US Fish & Wildlife and Smithsonian Institute conducted two years ago, cats kill as many as 3.7 billion birds per year in the US, about 10 per cent of the population, while one-third of them are in decline. The report is highly critical of feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return people. Our Langley LAPS TNR program is just as ridiculous.
Certainly, no pets should ever be turned out. Instead, LAPS, along with the community, should plan a program to collect feral cats, find homes, and euthanise unwanted cats as necessary.