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Cats

CBBSteve

Supporting Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Location
Galveston
#1
I know this is a touchy subject for a lot of folks, but please keep in mind the problems caused by feral cats. They're a huge problem in Galveston where we have a lot of shore birds that nest on the ground, including several endangered and threatened species. Cats, both house pets and feral, are the #1 cause of unnatural bird deaths in the US. As conservation minded folks, this is something we need to think seriously about...

Cats Are Birds’ No. 1 Enemy, Study Says

Here's a chart from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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steveb

Director
Administrator
Board Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Location
Spring
#4
I know this is a touchy subject for a lot of folks, but please keep in mind the problems caused by feral cats. They're a huge problem in Galveston where we have a lot of shore birds that nest on the ground, including several endangered and threatened species. Cats, both house pets and feral, are the #1 cause of unnatural bird deaths in the US. As conservation minded folks, this is something we need to think seriously about...

Cats Are Birds’ No. 1 Enemy, Study Says

Here's a chart from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Actually they are a big problem in our neighborhood. Owners don't realize (I think) that sweet little kitty is a well fed killing machine that loves baby birds.
 

sneezebeetle

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Joined
Jul 9, 2015
Location
Houston, TX
#5
My dog is more of problem for us in our yard than all the cats in our neighborhood haha!

But seriously, we have a neighbor who feeds all the feral cats in our neighborhood so they're everywhere. I even had to cut 6 holes into our laundry room drywall to find the newborn litter of kittens a stray decided to hide in our wall. She got in through an opening in our garage. I do love cats, we have 2 indoor cats, but could definately do without all the strays. Have your pets spayed or neutered folks!

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