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August 10, 2011
While I am pleased that you have highlighted the issue of feral and stray cats ("Call of the wild can be deadly for stray cats," July 7), I am very disappointed that the article neglected to mention the only solution that works: TNR, trap-neuter-return. Various long-term studies have documented that trapping and killing or relocating feral cats does not work. A vacuum effect is created, and new unneutered cats move into the territory and breed to capacity. Decades of these policies have led only to population increases.
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By Melanie Dzwonchyk, mdzwonchyk@tribune.com | October 18, 2013
A Laurel group that works to humanely reduce the local stray and feral cat population will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the city's pool meeting room, Ninth and Main streets. The workshop, sponsored by Laurel TNR (trap-neuter-return), will cover how to safely trap stray and feral cats to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to the territories, a process known as TNR. Participants will also learn how to care for colonies of community cats and working with neighbors to address cat issues.
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NEWS
May 12, 2010
It was encouraging to see such a thoughtful, informative article about cat overpopulation and what can be done about it ("Cat caretakers work under the radar," May 8.) I hope that all those involved in working to reduce the plight of stray cats and it's effects on communities can come to an agreement about what works best. I would like to see Baltimore County adopt the trap/spay/neuter/return strategy instead of the trap and kill strategy, which does not work and is cruel. In the meantime, those of us who have cats now can do our part by getting our cats spayed or neutered, especially if they're allowed to go outside.
NEWS
October 16, 2013
I would like to give praise and thanks to the Laurel spay-neuter-release program, the staff at Spay Now Animal Surgery and to a few great neighbors for helping and saving ferals. I have been taking care of some ferals for about four years; they were living under a complex that is in the middle of a tear down. I kept them fed, area clean and comfortable. The spay-neuter team heard about this and came. At first I resisted and probably several times throughout, but don't! They know exactly what they are doing with the best intentions and ease for the animals.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1995
Westminster city government and the county Humane Society will try to trap and euthanize an estimated 20 to 40 wild, homeless cats around Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter's Street.Several people have told officials they have been bitten or scratched by wild cats in the area in the past 12 months, which could expose them to rabies."Any time you have stray cats and there's a question about vaccinations, you always have a rabies hazard," said Charles L. Zeleski, assistant director of environmental health for the county health department.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MATT VENSEL | July 19, 2007
If you've got legs -- and know how to use them -- head down to 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday night for Jackfest, headlined by rock 'n' roll group ZZ Top. Other bands playing the festival include REO Speedwagon, the Pretenders and the Stray Cats. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $23-$67.50. Information: 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
NEWS
September 13, 1992
A stray kitten found in a West Columbia village has tested positive for rabies, and county health officials are warning residents not to feed or handle any stray cats in the area.County health officials were putting up notices last week to notify Hickory Ridge residents of the rabid gray tabby kitten that was picked up Sept. 4 by the Office of Animal Control on Sunny Spring."This is probably the first cat in a year we've found that has rabies," said Frank Skinner, environmental health bureau director the county Health Department.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | September 1, 1991
Ocean City plans to trap stray catsIn an effort to control the stray cat population in Ocean City, the animals will be trapped, and officials from the town and the Humane Society will discuss what measures to take.This week, Ocean City resident Irv Kurzbard told the Ocean City Council that many stray cats live around town and that they kill rodents, birds, rabbits and frogs. He said he's afraid they'll overhunt, causing an imbalance in nature, or that a rabid cat will bite an unsuspecting child.
NEWS
December 31, 1994
Delores G. AmedoriSheltered animalsDelores G. Amedori, a homemaker who made her Reisterstown home a sanctuary for birds and stray cats, died Wednesday of a heart attack at her vacation home in Ocean City. She was 68.At the time of her death, she had a dozen birdhouses on a tree outside her home, according to a daughter, Carmen Amedori of Westminster."Animals flocked to her," Ms. Amedori said. "Her home was a sanctuary for birds and stray cats."The former Delores Perry was born and reared in East Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2007
Just announced Macy Gray & the Brand New Heavies -- Lyric Opera House on Sept. 13. Also, Paul Taylor and Regina Belle are there Sept. 15. 410-547-SEAT or ticket master.com. Pam Tillis -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on July 8 for two shows. 410-268-4545 or ramshead tavern.com. All That Remains -- Recher Theatre in Towson on July 12. 410-337-7210, 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Muse -- George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on Aug. 9. 410-410-547-SEAT or ticket master.
NEWS
August 10, 2011
While I am pleased that you have highlighted the issue of feral and stray cats ("Call of the wild can be deadly for stray cats," July 7), I am very disappointed that the article neglected to mention the only solution that works: TNR, trap-neuter-return. Various long-term studies have documented that trapping and killing or relocating feral cats does not work. A vacuum effect is created, and new unneutered cats move into the territory and breed to capacity. Decades of these policies have led only to population increases.
NEWS
By Paul Mathews | July 25, 2011
When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse was interested in the "girl groups" of the early 1960s, a music that was generally dismissed as frivolous. She heard those songs differently and created a contemporary version of that music style that is still fresh and relevant. Amy Winehouse was to the girl groups of the 1960s what the Stray Cats were to the rockabilly of the 1950s.
NEWS
By Kurt Schwarz and Carol Schreter | May 20, 2010
A recent article in The Sun featured advocates who favor a trap-neuter-release program for stray cats in Baltimore County and who would like to see a similar program in Baltimore City. It is important for people to know the other side of the story. Many members of the groups we represent — the Maryland Ornithological Society and its chapters the Baltimore Bird Club and Howard County Bird Club — love and appreciate cats. However, we do not support a program that fosters returning stray cats to "managed" colonies in urban and suburban communities.
NEWS
May 12, 2010
It was encouraging to see such a thoughtful, informative article about cat overpopulation and what can be done about it ("Cat caretakers work under the radar," May 8.) I hope that all those involved in working to reduce the plight of stray cats and it's effects on communities can come to an agreement about what works best. I would like to see Baltimore County adopt the trap/spay/neuter/return strategy instead of the trap and kill strategy, which does not work and is cruel. In the meantime, those of us who have cats now can do our part by getting our cats spayed or neutered, especially if they're allowed to go outside.
NEWS
December 6, 2007
Two top Dixon aides are given promotions Christopher Thomaskutty, a top aide in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration who has overseen the CitiStat management program, was named deputy mayor for administration -- a new position in City Hall's inner circle, the city announced. Meanwhile, Andrew B. Frank, a former development official who has served Dixon as a deputy mayor since January, was promoted to first deputy mayor yesterday. Both men were considered rising stars within former Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration, and both had served as key aides to Dixon after O'Malley became governor.
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 19, 2007
A woman in Pigtown looks forward to her regular visitors: alley cats that come for their daily fix of food. A couple in Northwest Baltimore feed a stray they've named "old gray and white cat" and six to nine others. And a woman in Canton expects the six stray cats that meander into her backyard every afternoon, all of which she's trapped, spayed and neutered this year, along with 44 other stray cats within a five-block radius of her house. All stand to benefit from pending legislation, to be voted on by the City Council today, that would make it legal and easier for them to care for feral cats.
NEWS
By Kurt Schwarz and Carol Schreter | May 20, 2010
A recent article in The Sun featured advocates who favor a trap-neuter-release program for stray cats in Baltimore County and who would like to see a similar program in Baltimore City. It is important for people to know the other side of the story. Many members of the groups we represent — the Maryland Ornithological Society and its chapters the Baltimore Bird Club and Howard County Bird Club — love and appreciate cats. However, we do not support a program that fosters returning stray cats to "managed" colonies in urban and suburban communities.
NEWS
December 6, 2007
Two top Dixon aides are given promotions Christopher Thomaskutty, a top aide in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration who has overseen the CitiStat management program, was named deputy mayor for administration -- a new position in City Hall's inner circle, the city announced. Meanwhile, Andrew B. Frank, a former development official who has served Dixon as a deputy mayor since January, was promoted to first deputy mayor yesterday. Both men were considered rising stars within former Mayor Martin O'Malley's administration, and both had served as key aides to Dixon after O'Malley became governor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MATT VENSEL | July 19, 2007
If you've got legs -- and know how to use them -- head down to 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday night for Jackfest, headlined by rock 'n' roll group ZZ Top. Other bands playing the festival include REO Speedwagon, the Pretenders and the Stray Cats. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $23-$67.50. Information: 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2007
Just announced Macy Gray & the Brand New Heavies -- Lyric Opera House on Sept. 13. Also, Paul Taylor and Regina Belle are there Sept. 15. 410-547-SEAT or ticket master.com. Pam Tillis -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on July 8 for two shows. 410-268-4545 or ramshead tavern.com. All That Remains -- Recher Theatre in Towson on July 12. 410-337-7210, 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Muse -- George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on Aug. 9. 410-410-547-SEAT or ticket master.
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