Trap, Neuter, and Release, a disease that is cruel to cats, and is nothing more than outside hoarding. Free roaming cats are a public health issue as well as an environmental issue concerning wildlife. This is a case recently filed against a "caregiver" of TNR. Let's hope this brings this issue to the proper light of which it is - abandonment.
Biloxi woman's sentence in feral cats case draws national attention
BILOXI -- A Biloxi Community Court judge has sentenced a 78-year-old woman to 100 hours of community service for the hoarding of cats in a case believed to be unprecedented.
The judge decided the cats are domesticated, not feral. He said the only reference he found in state law about feral animals applies to hogs. (KEY WORD - DOMESTICATED. When a cat is free roaming, they can give an impression of being "feral" because they are scared outside. Many of them come out of the trap friendly yet are abandoned once again under the guise of being "feral".)
The judge said the cats create "unsanitary and unsafe conditions. There's a growing problem in the city with distemper." (Obviously this judge did some homework. Cats are mobile in that fences, etc., don't stop them like it does dogs roaming around. Cats are allowed to bring disease to your front door.)