Cat Facts That You Might Not Know
In dealing with thousands of cats each year, these are my observations.
- Cats are becoming pregnant at 4 months sometimes earlier.
- Kittens can and should be fixed at 8 weeks and 2 lbs.
- Cats are having 3 or 4 litters per year now instead of 1 or 2.
- One cat and her breeding partner can be responsible for
hundreds of kittens in just a few years.
- You will never adopt your way out of the cat
overpopulation problem. Spay/Neuter will equalize the
number of cats to the number of available homes.
- One possible cause of this recent change is the amount of
estrogen that humans have introduced into the environment.
- There are never going to be enough homes for all these
kittens. Most die of starvation, abuse by humans or killed
by wild animals.
- Cats are domestic animals. If they appear “feral” it is
because they are terrified of humans. Most “feral” cats are
cats that have been abandoned by some jerk.
- California Civil Code 597 states that it is against the law
to abandon a cat, abuse a cat, kill a cat or deprive a cat
of food and shelter.
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(Virtual Fostering for Sonora Cat Rescue)
Help in a meaningful way to save thousands of lives of sweet kittens and cats.
A few minutes of your time can mean
a life time of warmth and love to a little kitten.
Make it your mission to get the word out there about
a kitten/cat of your choice and find him/her a home.
- Select your kitty
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Spread the word this kitty needs a good home.
When you have succeeded, save another kitty.
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School service learning credit.
#597 Cruelty to Animals
"Except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section or
Section 599c, every person who maliciously and intentionally maims,
mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal, or maliciously and
intentionally kills an animal," "and whoever, having the charge or
custody of any animal, either as owner or otherwise, subjects any
animal to needless suffering, or inflicts unnecessary cruelty upon
the animal, or in any manner abuses any animal, or fails to provide
the animal with proper food, drink, or shelter or protection from the
weather, or who drives, rides, or otherwise uses the animal when
unfit for labor, is, for each offense, guilty of a crime" "punishable as
a felony by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170,
or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or
by both that fine and imprisonment, or alternatively, as a
misdemeanor by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one
year, or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000),
or by both that fine and imprisonment."
ABANDONING AN ANIMAL (INCLUDING MOVING AWAY) IS $1,000 AND 6 MONTHS IN JAIL
- WOUNDING OR KILLING AN ANIMAL = PRISON AND A LARGE FINE
- HURTING AN ANIMAL = PRISON AND A LARGE FINE
- DEPRIVING AN ANIMAL OF FOOD AND SHELTER = PRISON AND A LARGE FINE
- ABANDONING AN ANIMAL = PRISON AND A LARGE FINE
THE F.B.I. IS BUILDING AN ACTIVE DATABASE ON ANIMAL ABUSERS IN ALL 50 STATES
Link to California Penal Code Sections 594-625c
Meet our Vic
Vic, shortly after his operation, with the two bullets that were surgically removed from his head.
The third bullet and fragments that remain lodged in his head, were deemed inoperable.
After expensive medical treatment and months of recuperation, today, a much loved Vic hugging his Babar.
Vic’s two brothers weren’t as lucky. They didn’t live to experience
a warm loving home. They were shot and killed at the same time Vic was attacked.
It is a crime to wound, maim or kill a cat punishable with a $20,000 and 1 year in state prison.
(California civil code 597)
We include Vic as an example of the hundreds of cases of animal cruelty we see every year.