The saying used to be the world is going to the dogs, well, no longer. The world is going to the cats now.
A well respected shelter director wrote to me last week with a concern. This concern was that "No Kill" is forcing shelters via intimidation and deceitful tactics to stop taking cats. He was referring to this article http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/19/4573240/sutter-county-animal-shelter-to.html Cats are euthanized at a higher rate than dogs. Because of a lack of licensing (and making cat owners more responsible), cats are making up the population of most shelters. Cats aren't adopted as frequently from shelters as other pets and cats usually have an extremely low owner reclaim rate compared to dogs. So where would that leave the cats.
And where is Kate Hurley coming from these days? I do hope she isn't backing down from Natan. http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/cats-117165-shelter-hurley.html Telling shelters to not take cats? Where does that leave cats? Doesn't anyone see this as cruelty to cats?
At some point in time we will have to "bite the bullet" when it comes to this issue of feral cats or cats period. We can't save them all and to try to do so puts the future in jeopardy. We're already seeing things like the rabies outbreak in New Mexico, the possibility of typhus being spread by cats in Santa Ana, CA, the little girl in Northern CA contracting rabies and the list goes on. We can't continue to ignore this health and safety issue any more than we can ignore the pit bull issue.
I recommend that you read the excellent write up by Jake, a fellow blogger that I admire much. Read how cats are fairing or not under Natan's CAPA program in Delaware. I swear the more I learn about Natan, the more I believe he is an animal abuser, not a savior. http://delawarecapa.blogspot.com/2012/06/cats-life-in-delaware.html