Local Airport Chooses Spay / Neuter for Feral Cats

A Win-Win Victory in our own Backyard!

Sunbathing tuxedo stray kitten, stray cat, stray kitten, black and white kittenDoesn’t it feel good when your community makes an improvement or does something that you feel is ethical and a step in the right direction? Well, Dr. Jed and I have that feel good feeling right now!

Our local airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport, has been dealing with feral cat issues. While I don’t know if I have ever seen stray dogs in our town, we do have lots of feral cats here, some scary enough to intimidate two vets.

Faced with the real problem of what to do with these cats that were causing ugly and sad situations when they would crawl into an engine at night to stay warm, the airport announced they were considering solutions, including euthanasia.

What a great reminder that speaking up for your beliefs does make a difference. Local victories are the best!

Usually when a corporation, public figure, or business admit to considering something that is less than favorable in the public eye, usually their decision has already been made, and they are gauging the public reaction.

The animal lovers of the Lehigh Valley did speak up, and loudly. And I am pleased to share the news that the airport has officially just announced that they will be trapping, neutering, and releasing on a farm!

Several kitties were trapped this Saturday and are awaiting their surgeries this week.

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Special shout out to No Nonsense Neutering, the airport's partner in solving the problem

Is your community facing any pet-related problems?  Have you adopted a feral cat and welcomed your home to them?  Tell us your stories, and let’s keep the good feelings going.

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Dr. Laci

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5 Comments

betty
November 10, 2010 at 01:37
 

Good news all the way around; the kitties will love the farm!!! hooray for Lehigh Valley.

November 10, 2010 at 01:59
 

Yes, I was quite pleased to learn of the outcome, especially because the airport $35 per cat.

Kevin
November 10, 2010 at 03:35
 

Awesome, great job!!

November 10, 2010 at 17:26
 

Thanks for reading Kevin! Is this Kevin of K, A, & G man?

Kate Smith
November 10, 2010 at 21:30
 

Wow this is awesome! They will now have a long happy life. Meow!