Feral Cats Return To Compo

Nearly 2 years ago, a pack of feral cats caused havoc near Compo Beach. Finally, police and PAWS came to the rescue.

Now the cats are back.

A few weeks ago, a resident found a cat in his garage. They thought the cute animal was exploring.

But it never left — because it was nursing 4 kittens in the back of the garage.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood garage.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood garage.

The resident’s wife — who had volunteered for an animal welfare shelter in New York — knew she needed to get them help. She also had to act quickly: The beach home had been rented, and tenants were arriving in 3 days.

Dorrie Harris — co-founder of TAILS — arrived with another rescuer to safely remove the cats, which will be socialized and placed for adoption.

Dorrie told the homeowners that the cats were feral. Turns out, they came from the same Norwalk Avenue home as before.

Another neighbor’s cat was then attacked by a feral cat, and nearly lost an eye. Her owner is out $2,000 in veterinary fees.

The feral cat woman leaves food for the cats — and other neighborhood animals — with her porch door open.

A neighbor says she is breeding “bazillions” of kittens. They overrun porches and cars, and leave messes everywhere.

The feral owner has had issues with hoarding — and been helped by the town. Neighbors — who are sympathetic to her blight plight, but also fed up — find the cat problem tougher to solve.

Again.

41 responses to “Feral Cats Return To Compo

  1. Funny and apropos Freudian typo: neighbors sympathetic to her blight.

  2. Dan, this really is a huge problem (that was never quite fixed) a few years ago because the cats that–the town allowed her to keep were not ALL made to be neutered or spayed.

    We have cats and cats and CATS! at Compo/NORWALK ST. And, It was just a matter of time before they came back in big numbers.

    They sit on fences howling, poop in neighbor’s–1/10 acre yards… In the winter, cold and starved. Babies in garages… Attacks on neighbor cats
    There is cat food left w open door, and now (ive seen) baby SKUNKS there

    How do we get STEVE SMITH to personally look at this situation, Chief FOTI….??
    You guys we are begging for help down here… Unfair of this person to use PAWS as a means to (temporarily take away the problem).. And still not spay and neuter the rest. These are truly Many! FERAL CATS with no chance now of being adopted. It’s a HOT CAT MESS…. The rest of us don’t want these cats all over our porches, cars, fences.

    And, If ?? This neighbor needs help–send in town, evaluate, and get it for her!

    Matt murray, Liz Milwe, DIANE Cady??

  3. Dan–thank you for spotlighting this. I live on Danbury and my dogs are going crazy. I am concerned about the danger and health. I just went outside to water my flowers and the mother cat is sitting on my back fence howling at me as if she owns my yard. It is frightening. Danger is around the corner. Something must be done.

  4. Taxoplasmosis is a real health risk that this woman’s neglect is spreading here is a link if you are unfamiliar http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/toxoplasmosis/basics/definition/con-20025859

  5. Matthew Levine

    This is truly a mess. The cats are everywhere, yowling through the night, lying in the street obstructing cars, attacking domestic cats. And the numbers have significantly grown in recent months. I am sympathetic to all involved, but as in all situations in which bio-balance becomes distorted, many species suffer, including the feral cats, many of whom are being created simply to struggle and die.

  6. HIldy Sheinbaum

    I have recently moved to Combo Beach, in fact on Norwalk Ave, and have been inundated by cats all over my property. We find them in my bushes and crawling/sitting on my fence. We now have a piles of feces under my stairs–allegedly skunk dung– possibly from our neighbor leaving food out throughout the day and night!

    This is an uncontrolled hoarding situation in a house down the street with dozens of animals coming and going. As a health care professional, I am concerned about the potential health risks of toxoplasmosis and Lyme disease that can be spread from excessive numbers of feral cats. This will undoubtedly turn into a health crisis. We need to address it NOW. Please help!
    Thank you.

  7. We had the same issue with a “Cat lover” at our homeowners association. The only remedy that worked was the threat of fining the owner for violating the by-laws of the homeowners association. Once she received the warning letter indicating there would be fines she quickly moved into action. The town of Westport needs to create an ordinance with financial implications pertaining to the feeding of wild animals otherwise this will never stop.

  8. Patricia McMahon

    Thank you Dan and Betsy for bringing attention to this unfortunate , delicate , and quite serious situation.
    As the homeowner who found the mama cat and nursing kittens in her garage had that immediate “Oh, how sweet moment”
    But my involvement in animal welfare in NYC knew i had to act quickly.
    Both local no kill shelters WASA and PAWS were unable to assist at this time, due to their over crowded shelters .
    Dorrie Harris a personal friend and founder of
    tailsct.org was our angel who came in and started the rescue. She was successful in retrieving 3 of the babies who are safe, being socialized and up for adoption to.
    I can’t thank her enough.
    My husband and i just recently rented out our beach home and 2 of the tenants are highly allergic to cats.. Not Good!!!
    I didn’t realize how severe this situation is until the last few months. Noticing a large , unusual growing number of cats down in our Compo Beach area. A symphony of howls and fights nightly that were disturbing.
    I recently drove by the house on Norwalk Ave and was horrified by the quantity of cats roaming the property and existing neighbors homes.
    This is not cute, This is not cool.
    It’s a dangerous disservice to these poor creatures, and a lack of responsibility to the good people of Compo.
    This must end!!!

  9. We really need some help with this at the beach, and some suggestions on avenues we can look in to do something about this situation . this has been going on for a long time, and its one house effecting everyone else in an entire neighborhood . Do the math as each cat has a litter, the exponential implications are dramatic

  10. Hi everyone. Until Patricia called me/TAILS about the mama cat/kittens in her garage I had no idea that this was happening. Typically when TAILS goes to a (feral) cat call we ask who is feeding the cat(s) as there must be a food source – it didn’t take but an hour for us to start hearing about this Norwalk Ave house. If anyone has a history of what has been done prior and a realistic number of cats there, please shoot me the info to info@tailsct.org.

    As a native Westporter and animal lover, I want to help both this woman and the neighborhood get this taken care of ASAP. Unlike other local (great) groups, my group, TAILS (www.tailsct.org for those interested) is specifically focused on spaying and neutering – and this cat population explosion is going to continue until every cat is spay/neutered. I will commit TAILS to helping to get them spayed/neutered and shots, with any that we can socialize getting adopted, however we cannot take away true feral cats and will need help – from allowing us on your property to set traps, to financial (we will start a Compo Beach Area Fund) for spay/neutering, additional trap purchases, etc. Just so you know, TAILS is a 15 year old, all-volunteer, 501c3 (tax exempt/IRS certified) organization.

    We are hopefully wrapping up at Patricia’s within the next day or two (timing depends on how trap-savvy the mama cat is…) and will visit the Norwalk Ave home in the immediate future to see how willing she is to work with us; hopefully she will see us there to help (as that is the truth). There is a way to manage feral cat populations through spay/neuter programs so that the cats are not a nuisance to the community and can control potential rodent populations – this is the goal. As noted – if you want to help one way or another – please email me at info@tailsct.org. I will also keep those who email me abreast of progress via email.

    Thanks everyone.

  11. One woman causing such distress, many people hours to fix, financial burdens..might we be too gentle w/ this woman? She is not taking good care of these animals, has no respect for her neighbors and the amount of unhappiness she is causing both groups — can social services/police/town officials get together and fix this? Neutering ALL her cats is not the answer. Does she have family? Can she be fined?How may people are cleaning up her mess? Dorrie, you sound like a wonderful person, but “see how willing to work with us” attitude has obviousy not worked in the past and and should be abandoned.

  12. Here is glaring proof of how, as mentally-deficient cat-hoarders so often and mindlessly respew, “Trap-Neuter-Release is the most effective means of managing feral cat populations. In fact, it is the only proven way to do so.”

    The residents of the UK who invented TNR in the 1950’s have been relentlessly practicing that failed ideology NATIONWIDE for over 60 years now. And all they have managed to do with TNR is DOUBLE their vermin cat populations — from 4.1 million vermin cats in 1965 to 7.9 million vermin cats in 2014. And to help, all this time they are still killing them in shelters and legally shooting them to death in rural areas under their animal depredation-control laws. By foolishly hoping and praying that their very own TNR concept will reduce vermin cat populations someday they have now even driven their one and only NATIVE cat species to extinction with their invasive-species vermin “moggies” (feral house-cats) — with less than 35 “Scottish Wildcats” left in the whole world. (Along with 421 other species that they have already made extinct in the UK in the last 200 years — OVER TWO SPECIES PER YEAR GONE FOREVER just due to British cultural beliefs, practices, and values.) All the while they still insist that practicing their failed TNR policies will still save their “Scottish Wildcat” from being wiped from the earth forever. You can kiss their “Scottish Wildcat” good-bye too now. (Laughably ironic if it weren’t so pathetically, globally, and permanently sad. The population of the UK have made themselves into the ecological-laughingstocks of the whole world.)

    Nice plan. TNR sure does work, doesn’t it!

    You know that saying about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The British have proved the failure of their vermin cat-insanity for over 60 years now. You too can be just as ecologically destructive, ignorant, and just as insane as the inbred mentalities of the Toxoplasma gondii brain-damaged moggie-licking British by practicing and promoting their failed-belief in their TNR concept! 🙂

    Here too are some wonderful quotes from an article published by your most revered TNR promoters — the very “scientists” that TNR cat-lickers always quote out of context to try to support their TNR insanity. Read it and weep (and then quit spreading your ecosystem-destroying LIES):

    “‘virtually no information exists to support the contention that neutering is an effective long-term method for controlling free-roaming cat populations.’ ‘free-roaming cats do not appear to have sufficient territorial activity to prevent new arrivals from permanently joining colonies.'”

    Levy, Julie K., David W. Gale, and Leslie A. Gale. Evaluation of the Effect of a Long-Term Trap-Neuter-Return and Adoption Program on a Free-Roaming Cat Population. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2003, 222(1): 42-46.

    Now explain to the whole world why you have been lying to them (and yourself) all your sad sorry cat-licking life.

    BONUS INFO:

    Here’s a good site for you to dream about at night. It shows how your “loving and humane” euthanasia by “TNR attrition” works to reduce cat populations by your supporting, promoting, and practicing TNR. A wonderful compendium of pages and pages of photographs and articles on how you truly help anyone’s unwanted and expendable vermin garbage-cats.

    http : / / realoutdoorcats . tumblr . com /
    (remove all spaces from the obfuscated-for-posting URL)

    Enjoy!!! 🙂

    After you view all the photos and read all the articles on that site, come back and tell us all about that concept of “humane” that you use when promoting TNR and how much that you truly love cats. 🙂 This should be fun! I wonder how many of your and your friends’ cats ended-up photographed on that site, all due to you telling them to practice TNR. I hope all your TNR friends come back and tell you how wonderful they think you are now (with an axe). 🙂

  13. Feral cats don’t have “owners” they are one or the other. An “owner” takes responsibility for damage caused by an animal they also have registered.

    Feral cats, as well as roaming housecats, are introduced predators that decimate native wildlife (especially songbirds) that aren’t prepared for them.

    To this extent, TNR is something of a scam – setting aside that most sites are “food drops” which attracts other ferals, TNR advocates ignore the environmental damage caused by these creatures. Why their sympathies lie with cats rather than native wildlife, probably only therapy can explain.

    Finally (for the moment) while no-kill shelters sound good, they turn away difficult-to-place animals, forcing less desirable solutions. This is complicated, in a State that does not have roaming cat laws (so does not allocate resources to address the problem), akin to its roaming dog laws.

    Cats indoors, please.

  14. When/If you find out that your elected-officials are really just spineless, bambi-cartoon-educated, cat-licking imbeciles (who deeply swallow the unsubstantiated claims of mentally-deficient, manipulative, and LYING cat-hoarders), those who are in favor of destroying everyone’s property and lives, spreading 3dozen+ deadly diseases that cats spread to humans today, killing off all your NATIVE cat-species with feline diseases, and rare marine mammals (seals, dolphins, whales, even manatee) and inland otters from cats Toxoplasma gondii parasite, and torturing to death all our native wildlife with their vermin invasive species cats; then if you live next-door to a TNR cat-hoarder here’s some further help for you to PERMANENTLY solve the problem that these demented and astoundingly disrespectful TNR cat-hoarders cause before they ruin your lives even further — until the next election.

    Just Google for this complete string (include the quotation marks):

    feral cats “Licensing and laws do nothing to curb the problem.” “Where cats have already learned to evade all trapping”

    I have posted that valuable (and lengthy) information on hundreds, if not thousands, of sites that bring-up the issue of free-roaming vermin cats.

    Therein you’ll find every effective method that you can employ to finally and permanently solve this invasive-species vermin cat problem completely in under 2 seasons of anyone’s time — no matter what laws govern your lives, no matter where you live, no matter how many cats infest your lands. And at costs affordable to any individual, any community, any nation. It worked 100% where I live — and it only cost me 1/3rd-cent PER CAT, 3 cats PER PENNY, for hundreds of disease-infested vermin cats infesting my lands. Total cost less than the price of two starbux coffees.

    Note: DO NOT just dump them elsewhere. That is just as irresponsible, inconsiderate, immature, and ILLEGAL as those that made those vermin garbage-cats into your problem. Repelling stray cats or dumping them elsewhere just makes them into someone else’s problem or our valuable native wildlife’s problem. Be an adult for once in your lives and solve it permanently for everyone. I for one know that NO CAT that touches even one paw to my lands will ever become a problem for any other living thing on earth ever again. All my neighbors (and wildlife) thanked me greatly for this. I have effectively turned my lands into a 100%-fatal cat-trap for any cat within miles around. The eradication of hundreds of these vermin in the whole area (collared or not, for you must destroy all collared ones too, they are the very source of every last vermin feral cat) was so complete and effective that I’ve not seen nor heard even one cat in SEVEN YEARS now. So much for that deceptive, manipulative, and mythical “vacuum effect” LIE of theirs, eh?

    Enjoy your 100% vermin-cat-free lives once again!

  15. Note that Dorrie says that those who are suffering due to the irresponsible behavior of others should allow her group to have access to their yards – rather than preventing the problem from wandering on to your property.

  16. An important message and public-service announcement for anyone who promotes, practices, allows, condones, supports, finances, or in any way allows any TNR ideology and practices in your community or engages in any part of any TNR ideology or practices in your community:

    Any of those cats taken from outdoors that you want to put-up for adoption, or anyone ever coming in contact with any of their community-vermin-cats, without knowing their vaccination history since birth nor what exposure they’ve had to any diseases while unsupervised, really need to be accompanied by this disclaimer and have it signed by the adopter. (Unless all legislators and TNR-cat-hoarders want to be sued so hard and deep someday that they lose everything in their lives for the rest of their sorry, ignorant, disney-cartoon-educated, and criminally-negligent useless lives.)

    WARNING:

    This cat may be harboring rabies that will be discovered up to 11 months from now, in one rare case 6 years. The typical incubation period for rabies runs 21 to 240 days. Hence, the usual legal 6-month (183 day) quarantine for possible rabies infections in any animals — that duration is just beyond the peak of this incubation-range curve. A 6-month quarantine is still not safe, it’s just “safer”. [Note: this cat also wasn’t tested for any other of the 3dozen+ zoonotic diseases cats spread to all other animals and humans today. Many being deadly (up to cats spreading “The Plague” today, cats are today’s #1 vector in plague transmission to humans), some of these even listed as bio-terrorism agents for not having vaccines against them. It was not tested because we don’t care if you nor any of your family-pets contract any of them.]

    Keep in mind that giving a wild-harvested cat a rabies-shot does not cure it of rabies if it already has rabies — nor are rabies-vaccines at all effective on the undeveloped immune systems of kittens. This cat or kitten may or may not show any symptoms of harboring rabies up to the point of its death. Not all animals exhibit the so-called “furious rabies” symptoms during the 2 weeks before death from rabies. 1 out of 5 (~20%) of all rabid animals only exhibit minor symptoms of lethargy, paralysis, or disorientation; called “dumb rabies” or “paralytic rabies”. (Can you actually tell when your new cat (or even known cat) is acting dumb from deadly rabies instead of just its usual dumb behavior? Most likely not.) We have no way of accurately testing for rabies by keeping this cat alive. And since we are cat-hoarding sociopaths and psychopaths who care more about the life of this cat than your own, more than the life of any other human or other animals on earth, we also didn’t quarantine it in a government-supervised double-walled enclosure system for a period of not less than 6-months before handing it over to you — as required by all national and international pet-trade, import/export, and animal-transport laws. Many rabid cats have been adopted-out from TNR colonies. This resulting in the adopters having to obtain post-exposure rabies shots costing them in excess of $5,000 per family member. As well as costing over $1,000 per month, for a period not less than 6 months, for quarantining each family pet that came in contact with the rabid cat that was adopted from an outdoor source — just like we adopt them out with our own criminal-negligence. If you adopted a cat from us and it dies from rabies you must pay for all these costs on your own. In one well-known case the family who adopted one of these rabid cats from a shelter’s TNR program went into bankruptcy to handle the costs — just so you know..

    You should also know that you are at more than 4-times greater risk of contracting rabies from any cat today due to these highly illegal TNR (trap, neuter, re-abandon) programs and all stray cats than any other domesticated animal. This is precisely why even the CDC has issued warnings against the implementation of these failed and highly illegal TNR programs.

    We assume absolutely no legal, moral, nor ethical responsibility for rabies nor any other of the 3dozen+ potentially deadly zoonotic diseases, for which this cat was not tested, now being in your home or killing any of your family or other animals. That shall be and will be your problem and your problem alone! Because, let’s face up to the truth of the matter, WE JUST DON’T CARE IF YOU NOR ANYTHING ELSE ON EARTH LIVES OR DIES. We only need to dump off one of our unwanted cats on you just so we can try to feel good about ourselves for once in our typically meaningless and useless lives.

    Enjoy your new kitty!

    Signed: __________________ Dated: __________________

    • Sounds like someone is suffering from a massive hairball.

      • I know it sounds extreme, but if you haven’t dealt with this problem or these people, you can’t appreciate it!

        I’ll surely offend someone with this comment (sorry), but in my personal experience only anti-abortion extremists rival the feral cat advocates for operating without regard to science, evidence, or reason. They have chosen an article of faith, which will not be abandoned.

        • These psychotic TNR cat-hoarders post any and all anti-cat news events on their web-sites, blogs, email-chains, etc. (I keep track of these to watch how they operate), then within 1 hour of the news up-to 50,000 of them from all over the world (that’s only 0.0007% of the world’s population that are manipulating everyone with their lies and deceptions, to put their “powerful” cat-lobby numbers in true real-world perspective) will descend on any site that is about some controversial cat issue, start up at least 3 international petitions, and then fire-off addresses (business and home), phone numbers (business and home), names, and even photos of everyone involved so they can then cyber-bully everyone into submission on any and all social-media outlets. They even post any and all 800 phone numbers of local authorities and agencies near the cats so they can then launch a phone-calling DoS (denial of service) attack on those agencies or any businesses involved. (I have archived all their cyber-attacks and methods for 5 years now, but this has been going on for decades.) The more dedicated cat-lickers from organizations like Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES (who risk losing their multimillion-dollar con-artist and deception-artist racketeering empire) will then even fly cross-country or internationally to attend any protests and meetings to scream their warped, ecologically-illegal, and inhumane views.

          Here’s an excerpt from my oft-posted “100% effective and permanent solution” where I cover that very issue. (And you’re right about who really should have ended their lives. 🙂 )

          …Then there’s always the “SSS and TDSS Cat Management Programs” that are exploding in popularity worldwide: Shoot, Shovel, & Shut-Up; or Trap, Drown, Shovel, & Shut-Up. Both methods are legal on every square foot of this earth. No local ordinances were violated if it never happened. In fact, most law-enforcement agencies prefer that you use either of those two methods so that these criminally-negligent cat-lickers don’t cause even more problems for your community than they already have with their disease-infested vermin. As we ALL know, the only thing worse than having feral cats is drawing feral-cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-hoarders) right to your door. They will do everything possible to destroy your life even further than they already have with their cats if they find out you are even thinking about destroying their vermin for them. Cat-lickers delusionally believe that any land on which a cat has stepped-foot is their own property and they can manipulate and control the owners and all laws on it. There are dozens of their cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying attacks on individuals, businesses, whole towns, and even corporations on a weekly basis. One time so bad that they even drove a loving veterinarian to suicide, and she only tried to save the life of one of their outdoor hoarded TNR cats. (remove all spaces from any obfuscated-for-posting URLs) banvetabuse . blogspot . co . uk / 2014_03_01_archive . html They will even send death-threats to Congressmen and their families. Google for: Oda Lawmakers Shun Security Threats

          Here too is a good example of what will happen should even one of their TNR cats get ran-over by a car (or dies from any other form of their “loving and humane attrition”) near your place of business or your home: facebook . com / photo . php?fbid=747875778604304 And here’s what really happened: wtov9 . com / news / features / top-stories / stories / alleged-animal-abuse-investigated-weirton-5308 . shtml Someone not even associated with this business ran-over one of their free-roaming cats by accident. The fun part of this cyber-bullying attack (which, luckily the business-owners had excellent lawyers and were able to get most of their cyber-attack sites shut-down fast in one day, and sue the ƥiśś out of anyone involved), is that the group behind it all and supported by Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES (where I found the above facebook link still available) even admitted that those photos were from Europe over three years ago, another from China six years ago. chinasmack . com / 2009 / pictures / kittens-found-abused-dead-mother-kunming . html They just paste dead-cat photos around whatever business they want to destroy where any of their TNR cats get ran-over. Isn’t TNR GREAT!! LOL

          This is precisely why everyone is learning to destroy all cats on their properties as quickly and quietly as possible. Telling nobody beforehand about any cats even being there. Long before these psychotic cyber-bullying cat-licker sociopaths and psychopaths get wind of the cats. Shoot (or trap & drown) cats first — tell no-one later. The only thing worse than feral cats are feral cat-lickers. You can legally shoot the former, not the latter. You need to pay lawyers and courts to get rid of the latter. THEN you can get rid of their cats. And the sad part is, that’s EXACTLY what happens, each and every time. People are wising-up. If ANY cats are around they destroy every last one of them first, before they make any other move. Before these cyber-bullying cat-lickers can do anything about it to try to destroy and waste everyone’s lives even more than they already have with their disease-infested invasive-species vermin cats. Not quite the results that these sociopathic cat-lickers had intended, but that’s what they’re getting! 🙂

          • Strike the included text of “(And you’re right about who really should have ended their lives. 🙂 )”. That post I had previously shared with someone who thought those TNR cat-hoarders who cyber-bullied the veterinarian to suicide should have had their lives ended instead. I forgot to edit-out that line just now.

  17. The police department had not had any complaints. Now that they are aware of the situation, they are involved.

  18. Wow. Wow. Wow. This certainly struck a nerve with 06880 readers. Brought out the claws, too. Let me state for the record: IT IS NOT A CAT’S FAULT that he/she gets “dumped” and thus becomes feral. Let’s examine the HUMAN (questionable) factor that is the integral part of this equation. The solution is a no-brainer: SPAY & NEUTER your pets: Cats, dogs, bunnies, etc. Pet owners are responsible for the health and welfare of their animals. Period. And may I remind you: it is TOTALLY UNCOOL to dump/abandon your animal(s) should a For Sale sign go up in your yard. So let’s lay off the cats, shall we? An irresponsible, two-legged homosapien is responsible for Westport’s feral cat explosion. Now that they’re here, there, everywhere … time to call in the TNR folks who do an amazing job containing feral cat populations nationwide. As for the hoarder, authorities need to have a little “sit down” with her and point out the error of her ways, including psychological intervention. As a cat lover, I am offended by the hostility [toward cats] expressed here. THEY are innocent. Look to yourselves, neighbors, friends, etc., who are walking away from their responsibilities as a pet owner, thus creating the exploding feral cat population should you feel compelled to lob ‘blame grenades’ in the direction of the offender(s). SPAY & NEUTER your pets. Problem solved …… even if you are an irresponsible jerk who walks away from your cat because it no longer meets your needs or fits in with your lifestyle.

  19. You’re right! It’s not the cats’ fault. IT IS YOUR FAULT! And you need to spend a few decades in a jail-cell somewhere for promoting and perpetuating animal-abandonment, animal-neglect, animal-endangerment, and directly violating every last invasive-species law and environmental-protection-act on earth. Not to mention using your disease-infested community-vermin-garbage-cats to engage in bio-warfare and bio-terrorism on your own communities. The punishment for that kind of crime and sin against all of nature and all of humanity used to be “hanged until dead”. I hope they bring that punishment back, special, just for you and all just like you.

    • OK Mr. Paulson, just back away from the catnip and relax…..

      • Perfectly relaxed here. I shot and buried every last cat of hundreds and hundreds for miles around over 7 years ago, and I’ve not seen nor heard even one of your community-vermin since then. I no longer have to waste valuable time out of my life destroying your disease-infested vermin for you because you are just too astoundingly immature, spineless, and heartless to do what you should have done to them in the first place. I have all the time in the world today to expose you and all just like you for the worthless and truly despicable “humans” that you really are. Now go crawl back under your cat-lickers’ rock from whence you first oozed your environmentally-defective genetics.

        • Elizabeth Thibault

          I’m not sure if you’re from Westport or familiar with our laws, but it’s illegal to hunt within the town. It would be shockingly irresponsible to suggest others discharge firearms in the area that has the problem. Is it a nuisance? Absolutely. It is worth an innocent bystander being injured or killed? Absolutely not!

          • But it’s worth it for you to blind your neighbor’s child or have your pregnant neighbor miscarry or have their child-still-born, or be born with hydrocephaly or microcephaly (the very same problems that Zika virus causes) from your vermin cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, right?

            Another interesting experiment. They wanted to find out if dogs could possibly transmit cat-shat Toxoplasma gondii oocysts. A dog infected with T. gondii from a source-cat cannot. The oocyst stage of this parasite’s life-cycle by which cats spread their parasite into all other animals is 100%-dependent on cat-physiology as its primary reproductive host. But if dogs ingest oocyst-laden cat-feces then dogs can pass the oocysts produced by cats & their common brain-hijacking parasite. http : / / www . ncbi . nlm . nih . gov / pubmed / 9477489?dopt=Abstract&holding=f1000,f1000m,isrctn

            It is interesting to note that these Toxoplasma gondii oocysts shed by cats can even survive the hydrochloric stomach acids for the duration that they remain in a mammal’s digestive tract. And then they doubt my words when I tell them of the studies where they found that this parasite’s oocysts (seeds) can even survive washing your hands in bleach. You could wash your hands and garden vegetables in hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes for the same duration that food remains in an animal’s digestive tract and even that won’t destroy it. Your hands would be dissolved into a digestible pulp long before you could kill the Toxoplasma gondii oocysts.

            Yeah, “basic hygiene” is going to keep your kids safe from going blind sometime during their life, becoming autistic, schizophrenic, get ADHD, suffer from epilepsy, get brain-cancers, debilitating depressions, suffer from memory-loss, commit unexplained suicides, have bouts of Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), suffer from other neurological illnesses, or die if they ever require any immunosuppressive therapies or contract any immunity-compromising diseases during their lifetime if they had ever played in a sandbox that a neighbor’s cat has defecated in.

            Go ahead everyone, drink the cat-lickers’ Kool-Aid.

            Someone who will save the life of one of their clearly expendable vermin cats over yours is not to be trusted by any other human alive on this planet. Even cat-lickers can’t trust their fellow cat-lickers to save each others’ lives when it comes right down to it. Truth is, they’d even rather that their own family and friends die (if they have any) than any of their deadly disease-infested cats. Sociopaths and psychopaths, one and all, right to their very cores.

            An important excerpt from my oft-posted “100% and effective permanent solution.”:

            .. The law is that it is perfectly legal to destroy any animal (** see exemptions) on your property or with the written permission of the property owner; someone’s pet or not; that is threatening the health, well-being, and safety of your family, animals, or even the value or integrity of your property. Also true even in most densely populated cities, firearms laws permitting, if not then 700-1200fps air-rifles with round-nosed vermin-pellets are commonly used. The newer ones even come with a sound-suppressor design built right-in, being designed specifically for shooting vermin cats in urban areas, the demand is that great. **The only animals exempt from you taking immediate action, legally, are those listed on endangered or threatened species lists, regulated game-animals (hunting season only, except for designated “small game” on your own lands which is year-’round no-license in most areas), and any bird species under protection of MBTA (the Migratory Bird Treaty Act). Even then variances can be given should there be sufficient problem but this requires further study by authorities. Since cats are listed in the TOP 100 WORST invasive species of the world in the “Global Invasive Species Database” (remove all spaces from any obfuscated-for-posing URLs) http : / / www . issg . org / database /species / ecology.asp?si=24&fr=1&sts=sss , this means they have no protection whatsoever from being shot on sight, they are not on any protected species list anywhere in the world. Quite the opposite as a matter of fact. And if your local government obeys all national and international invasive-species laws (as they should), then it is your civic and moral duty to destroy all stray cats whenever found away from supervised containment.

            Just remember, the cat MUST die for it to be 100% legal. A DEAD CAT IS A LEGAL CAT. Even if you have to slit its throat afterward to be certain — no different than a bow-hunter that is given a full day to track down a deer and slit its throat (humane and legal exsanguination). That too is legal, not a good kill, but a legally REQUIRED one. So is beheading, the same method all chickens are killed humanely under the law. So too is a blunt-force trauma from a bolt to the head, the way you get all your McBurgers and Steakhouse steaks. Luckily, cat-lickers and their cats taught me to be an expert marksman, so I never had to resort to using anything other than a gun to finish off a cat. I never wasted even one bullet out of the hundreds that I had to shoot and bury. (Except for the one time on advice of others to use a precision head-shot, instead of the 1-bullet=1-dead-cat fatal chest-shots that I had been using for all the rest. It took 3 more precision point-blank shots to the head before it would die. (Which resulted in my having to hose-down the area to disperse all of that diseased-cat offal so that native wildlife wouldn’t track through it and spread it to kill even more wildlife. What a freakin’ mess that was! Cat-brains splattered all over the place.) I now suspect cats survive more by their reptilian brain-stems than any of their unused gray-matter above it. Not unlike cat-owners do. Apparently a cat’s brain is not one of their vital organs. Who knew?! I never repeated that experiment, because even a 1/3-cent on-closeout-sale .22 is worth more than any cat’s life will ever be worth.)

            Take just this one example of many more from every state, from every nation. Even Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES tried to get this person convicted of a crime. That’s just how stupid and ignorant of property and animal laws that that fool Becky and even their own lawyers are.

            (remove all spaces from obfuscated-for-posting URLs)
            http : / / www . examiner . com / article / cat-shooter-florida-won-t-be-charged

            In FACT, the shooter can sue the cat-caretakers for thousands of dollars in damages, as well as LEGALLY shooting their cats for them.

            In FACT, even in the UK, where they revere their vermin “moggies” almost as much as a sacred cow and the very birthplace of that TNR insanity, you can shoot their cats to death.

            http : / / www . wildlifearticles . co . uk / new-website-launched-to-help-scottish-wildcat-conservation /

            “… feral cats which can legally be shot as a pest control method.”

            http : / / naturenet . net / law / seasons . htm

            Open season, year round, no license required.

  20. Rebecca Wolin

    wow – there are some really big cat haters here – chill out.

    • Can only speak for myself, but it isn’t “cat hating,” but a desire to deal with a nuisance animal situation, other than foisting an introduced species into the back yards of others.

  21. Trish Lawrence

    I live near compo and my cat has been missing for weeks. he’s a short haired orange male named Eddie. He’s very friendly, and up to date on all his vaccinations and neutered He likes to go back to our old house, and usually comes back. If anyone sees him please call Trish @ 226-6388

    • Love ’em or lose ’em!

      Bottom line: If you don’t want to take care of your vermin cat in the manner that YOU see fit, then I guarantee you that I WILL take care of your cat in the manner that I see fit — ONE TIME. And it only takes one time. See one, shoot one, A.S.A.P. Simple as that. (I lost count over 500.)

      YOUR CHOICE!

      If your free-roaming cat gets hurt or dies, NO MATTER HOW YOUR STRAY CAT GETS HURT OR DIES, THAT’S YOUR FAULT. Make NO mistake about that. And you can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment — not to mention every last national and international invasive-species law and environmental-protection-act on earth.

      Do you actually love your vermin? Or are you just using it as a highly expendable animal-sacrifice to manipulate everyone in your life? I guess we’ll find out when your piece-of-shîť vermin never comes home.

      PSA: The time is now …. Half-Past Kill-Kitty O’Clock …. do you know where your piece-of-shîť , disease-infested, invasive species, ecological disaster, community-vermin cat is? If not, grab a shovel and we’ll show you where its new “loving furever-home” is now.

  22. STOP WRITING LOOOOOONG COMMENTS. THEY ARE NOT HELPING ANY SITUATION. OR CONVERTING ANYONE TO YOUR OPINION. THINK SOMEONE TRAPPING YOU AT A COCKTAIL PARTY…..AND YOU TRY TO EXTRICATE YOURSELF……..BTW, in NYC one dials 311; if every pissed off neighbor called the police, social services, and a few animal human societies, after receiving oh, 10-12 calls, you have a fair shot that these authorities would respond.

    Make noise that has the possibility of positive outcome.

    • I’m not here to convince you nor anyone else of anything.

      I now only use any and all online cat-lickers as my little ignorant show-‘n-tell puppets. To prove to everyone in the world, beyond any doubt left in the known universe; that no matter how much we try to educate, reason with, beg with, plead with, or argue with them (I tried those failed method for 15 years with all the cat-lickers where I live, I learned my lesson); nor how many of their suffering and tortured dead TNR cat photos that we show them (we can’t even force them to look at the carnage that they cause to their own cats!); that it will do absolutely nothing toward solving the worldwide ecological disaster that they created and are hellbent on perpetuating with their vermin piece-of-śĥİť cats. The only thing that works is ignoring every last thing that these cat-licking imbeciles spew to others, and then giving back to them the exact same amount of respect and consideration as they have shown and given to all other life on earth — ABSOLUTELY NONE.

      Dance, mine little puppets, dance!

      We just destroy every last one of their free-roaming cats. Then and only then will the problem that THEY created be solved. People like them CAN’T be part of the solution because THEY ARE the problem!

      They only use their cats like little animal sacrifices to try to control and manipulate everyone in the world around them. These manipulative and inhumane cat-licking freaks don’t give one śĥİť how any cat dies or they wouldn’t let them roam free in the very first place. This is why they don’t give one damn if their cats get ran over by cars, attacked by other cats or animals, or die any other way. And if VERY VERY LUCKY their free-roaming cat will be humanely shot-to-death — for that is by-far the MOST humane death that any of their stray cats will ever hope to have.

      This really isn’t about cats at all. They only use their vermin to try to control and ruin everyone else’s lives on the planet, animal and human — most commonly because they hate everyone and everyone in the world has rejected them. Little self-victimization control-freaks, nothing more than that. Sociopaths and psychopaths to their very cores.

      Everyone else only has to ignore every last thing these deranged invasive-species advocates are spewing to the world. That’s the most important part. Asking people like them for advice and assistance to solve the problem that THEY created and are hellbent on perpetuating is just as foolish as asking your local career-thieves for their advice and help to hide your valuables from their daily motives, goals, and activities.

      Once their furry little tools to manipulate everyone are no-more, they don’t have even 1 of 4 legs to stand on — about anything. Nothing to complain about. Nothing to manipulate others with anymore.

      GAME OVER!

      • This is some of the most deranged/entertaining stuff I’ve read on 06880. Bravo.

        • Your only defense in favor of your disease-infested, invasive-species, 100%-expandable, vermin garbage-cats and you being manipulative, deceptive, lying, criminally-negligent and criminally-irresponsible pet-owners is to make false claims about the mental-faculties of those who reveal you for what you truly are?

          That’s no defense. That’s the hallmark of yet another absurdly and highly ignorant cat-licking TROLL, one that is desperate for attention because even your own cat won’t fulfill your bottomless void of a life. And just like you can make cats disappear you can also make trolls disappear in one of the very same ways — you can starve both to death. Neither life-form has earned nor deserves a place on this planet.

          Here’s one last snack for you, then begins your troll’s starvation-diet.

          You won’t find it very entertaining when these TNR-cat-hoarding freaks completely take-over your life and property. Then you’ll finally realize that what I just wrote is 100% accurate and true — contrary to your out-of-touch-with-reality, pavement-brained, mommy’s-basement-dwelling, bambi-cartoon-educated view of your one and only reality. You’ll learn, someday. Or not. If not, then I hope you drown under a sea of their disease-infested vermin. You’ll most certainly deserve it.

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