Don’t Kill Cats Living in Managed Colonies

Feral Cat

Target: Walmart CEO Carl Douglas McMillon

Goal: Stop plans to trap and kill all the cats living in a managed feral cat colony located next to a Walmart store.

Walmart is discussing plans to trap and euthanize an entire feral cat colony that has been established for three years in a green area next to the parking lot of one of their stores. This colony in Boerne, Texas has been actively managed by volunteers, and all of the cats have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Instead of letting these harmless cats live or simply trying to relocate them, Walmart is going for the extermination route.

Not only is this unnecessarily cruel, it won’t work. Exterminating cat colonies has proven to be ineffective time and time again. If an area is ideal for a colony, new cats will always move in if others are removed. The only thing that can be done is to “manage” the colony with vaccinations and ensuring that the feral cats can’t breed. As long as they’re vaccinated and left alone, feral cats will not hurt humans and will in fact keep the pest population under control.

Animal activists are currently fighting with Walmart as it’s in talks with a cruel trap-and-euthanize company. Walmart has done some terrible things, but surely they don’t want to be known as the company that perpetually murders cats. Sign our petition to urge the corporation to see reason and support the management of this cat colony rather than killing them all for imagined convenience.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr McMillon,

A Walmart center in Boerne, Texas is currently discussing plans to exterminate a feral cat colony located next to its parking lot with a cruel trap-and-euthanize company. This colony has been established and managed by humans for three years, and no harm has come to anyone as a result of its existence. The cats are all vaccinated and spayed or neutered, which is the only effective way to deal with a feral cat colony.

Exterminating these colonies does not work. Once the cats are cleared out, it creates a vacuum effect, and more wild cats will simply take over. Do you really want to be the company that murders innocent cats over and over every time they move in? Cats that are vaccinated against rabies are no threat to humans and there is no reason to cruelly exterminate them just for living near one of your stores.

These cats do not deserve to die. There are plenty of other solutions to any problems the cats might cause, the most effective being the management that has already been ongoing. You could even trap and relocate the cats, then pave over the area they’ve been living in. Do not damage your public reputation further by murdering innocent cats just because you view them as an inconvenience. The animal rights community will not stand for it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Beverley Goodwin

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11 Comments

  1. LET THESE GREAT CATS LIVE.

  2. Enough killing!! If these cats are being looked after LEAVE THEM ALONE !!

  3. Gerry Macridis says:

    There is no good reason to have these cats euthenased. They’re innocent and have never hurt anyone!

    • Walmart,this is the last straw!! You are so greedy,because you pay your workers minimum wage,and have lousy customer service…
      Now you want to kill poor innocent. Cats.
      Bunch of Animal haters…What goes around,comes around!!

  4. You will not kill the lives of these Wonderful Cats they need a home and Walmart you need a clue and some Heart!♡♡♡…

  5. We are a voice for those who can’t tell you they want to live as much as any living thing.

  6. Oh mind! Will these brain dead executives stop doing all these eveil acts. Walmart can actually use this as a good branding exercise. Instead of terminating these cats, they can work with animal shelters to rehouse these cats if they have a problem with them. STOP these killings!

  7. This is so wrong !!! Please STOP killing innocent cats !!

  8. I live near a Walmart and there are plenty of kitties that people feed and take care of. They never bother anyone. I hope there are no plans to try to harm them. 🙁 you should always do what’s in the best interest of the customer and from what I can tell, people seem to really like them.

  9. Walmart you SUCK you force the people who work for you in China to pay 3/4 of their 5 dollar paychecks to live in a box. Pay minimum wage to the workers in North America. Now Animal Haters !!! Go Figure !

  10. I will refuse to buy from walmart if you go through with this. May cost a little more but I don’t care. Leave these beautiful animals alone, let the ones taking care of them do just that.

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