Praise Humane Treatment of Feral Cats

Feral Cat Colony

Target: Susan McCabe, Mayor of Barnegat

Goal: Thank the Barnegat Township Committee for permitting feral cat colonies

In many cases involving feral cat colonies, the methods used to control the growing populations include relocating or even killing the feral cats. However, in Barnegat, the Township Committee voted unanimously to permit feral cat colonies in the town with the condition that they be maintained by cat colony caretakers. The cat colony caretakers would be required to monitor the cats and ensure that all the feral cats are spayed and neutered and receive vaccinations.

This solution is more humane and effective than relocating or killing entire feral cat colonies. Unlike many other feral cat colonies, Barnegat’s new cat ordinance requires that all feral cats be vaccinated, which reduces the risk of diseases among the cats. According to Mayor Susan McCabe, the township only seeks to gain control over the procreation of the cats. By spaying and neutering the feral cats, the chances of the population over growing decreases over time.

This new cat ordinance certainly has the interests of the cat colonies in mind. The feral cat colonies in Barnegat have lived there for years and this humane solution will allow them to continue to live happily in the town that they call home. Sign this petition and thank the Barnegat Township Committee for permitting feral cat colonies within their town.


Dear Mayor Susan McCabe,

I am very glad to hear about Barnegat’s new cat ordinance which permits feral cat colonies in the town. I understand that the growing populations have been difficult to control, but I believe this new ordinance will be much more effective in controlling the population of feral cats, as well as the diseases that can be spread from cats to humans.

It is a great plan to require cat colony caretakers to monitor, vaccinate, and spay and neuter the cats. I believe that this is the best solution to this issue. Many other methods of controlling feral cat colonies include killing the cats or relocating them. I believe that the new methods being implemented in Barnegat are both more humane and effective than the methods previously mentioned.

This new cat ordinance certainly has the interests of the cat colonies in mind. I would like to thank you and Barnegat’s Township Committee for allowing the feral cat population to continue living peacefully in the town they all call home.


[Your Name Here]

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