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A colony of feral cats has invaded Oakland’s baseball league stadium since the pandemic. A TNR process aimed at controlling the population has been put in place with respect for animal welfare. Many associations are involved in the process.

The Ring Central Coliseum ofOaklandin the state of California to the United States, is populated by around 50 feral cats since the pandemic made the 130-hectare stadium a suitable place for them to live. Indeed, having become calm and provided with many rodents to hunt as well as dumpsters full of food, it offers all the advantages that feral cats are looking for.

Illustration of the article: A colony of feral cats has taken over this professional baseball stadium for a very specific reason

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Feral cats are a scourge to United States. Their population would represent nearly 32,000 individuals throughout the territory, mainly in urban areas.

Unlike pet cats, they cannot be offered for adoption. Unsocialized, they would not adapt to indoor life and would end up abandoned by their new owners.

Nor is there any question of dislodging them. “It would be tantamount to carrying out an act of cruelty”Explain Becky RobinsonPresident and Founder ofAlley Cat Alliesan association specializing in low-cost sterilization programs.

Illustration of the article: A colony of feral cats has taken over this professional baseball stadium for a very specific reason
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A humane public policy: TNR

The human solution TNR (Trap, Neutral, Return) was therefore favored in partnership with the association Island Cat Resources and Adoption who manages the process. “RingCentral Coliseum Oakland officials care about the welfare of cats and share our goals for a humane solution”said Ann Dunndirector ofOakland Animal Services.

Wild tomcats are therefore captured, sterilized, vaccinated and identified before being returned to their habitat. They will be able to fully enjoy life without danger. In addition, this solution makes it possible to control the development of individuals. “TNR is sound public policy because it effectively manages the community’s cat population without any new kittens being born”confirm Becky Robinson.

Illustration of the article: A colony of feral cats has taken over this professional baseball stadium for a very specific reason

Island Cat Resources and Adoption / Facebook

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A volunteer from theIsland Cat Resources and Adoption relate to DailyPaws that they have already taken care of 19 cats. They also took in 5 kittens “adorable”who are young enough to be socialized and offered for adoption.

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