Feral Cat Rescue: Wharf Cats in Nova Scotia

| 6/9/2010 2:56:58 PM

A photo of Lisa and familyI thought that I'd blog about something that is close to my heart, feral cat rescue in Nova Scotia.

Living in Nova Scotia close to the ocean is just wonderful. I tried living away from the ocean a long time ago, but I missed it so much I moved back. I do live inland, but it takes a total of a 3 minute drive, and I'm on the beach.


That said, there are bad things here also. Wharf cats. There are hundreds of wharves in the area, and some people think that it's just fine to dump unwanted cats and kittens on the wharf. They think that they'll have all sorts of food to eat. Rats, mice, fish etc. This is just a cruel practice. People are getting more responsible for their pets, but some people are still down right mean.

Some people say, "If you want to get rid of them, just poison them or shoot them." I don't think so. That's just nasty, and they populate so fast that when one dies, there's another five to take that one's place. Plus if the male cats are gone and can't defend their territory, other males will come and take over. The cycle starts all over again.


Nebraska Dave
6/10/2010 12:25:17 AM

Lisa, I have never encountered a feral cat rescue group. Most folks would just rather be rid of the wild buggers. I am always appalled when I hear about animal dumping. I sure am glad that my parents didn’t just dump me when things got a rough and tough. I know that circumstances beyond our control happen but there are other options than dump the cat on the wharf. I understand about roots. I too moved away from Nebraska and although it was just a about 400 miles south east the yearly seasons were just not right. After seven years, I returned back to Nebraska vowing never to move away again. That was 36 years ago and I still don’t intend to ever move away again. I love the very distinct seasons that occur in Nebraska. They are pretty close to being equal in length give or take a few days depending on the year. I’m not talking about the calendar season but the actual weather season. Spring in Nebraska, my favorite, is glorious with many flowers, shrubs, trees, and bushes that bloom with exuberance. I hope that your love for the feral cats continue for many years to come.

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