A wrongheaded policy on catch-release feral cats
I wish Trailer Estates residents well in getting any help from Manatee County in solving their feral cat problems. After all, county Animal Services (with the commissioners' blessings) are authorized to have the cats spayed or neutered, and then dump and abandon said cats.
These cats then cause the type of problems the residents are having.
The commissioners, in their quest for a "no kill" ribbon, have declared war on residents and thousands of native and migratory birds who are killed every year by the cats nobody wants, dumped, abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
Feral cats can and do attack people, like my wife at our Bradenton home.
Feral cats/free-roaming cats carry deadly diseases which can be passed on to humans. It's unlawful to let cats roam. Google feral cats to become educated.
Commissioners ignore our private property rights. They dump and abandon the cats on our property. The commissioners' problem is now our problem.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore has lead this wrongheaded animal control policy, which breaks several key sections of Animal Ordinance 12-10. If you or I did this every day like they do, we would be in jail.
Remember this is an election year. Save Our Birds.