Help the Stray & Feral Cats on Fort Bragg
This petition is asking for the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Bragg command to recognize and take ownership of the feral cat problem by starting a TNR program.
A feral cat is one which was born in the wild (or at least raised without a human caretaker), while a stray cat was born into domestication and then abandoned or lost by its owner. Feral cats live a dangerous and short existence because of the threats from fighting, disease, and often traffic. They can rarely be domesticated, and may carry diseases such feline leukemia, rabies, and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Also, as they have never been spayed or neutered, feral cats reproduce at an exponential rate that easily can increase a population from 12 to 2,000 in four years!
Families feel sorry for these poor animals and take-in suffering stray cats and kittens or at the least leave food and water out for them on a daily basis.
Many Military Bases as well as Universities that have started successful TNR programs to battle the ever growing issue of Stray and Feral Cats.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) saves lives
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the humane approach to addressing community cat populations, works. It saves cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. This is why so many cities are adopting it.