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Cat Traps To Be Set Around Lincoln Place On Saturday, October 20

Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 5:27 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Residents who lives near Lincoln Place (1077 Elkgrove Avenue, Venice) are being warned that cat traps will be set Saturday, Oct. 20.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services will set up traps at on Elkgrove Avenue (1033, 1436, 1437) and Penmar Avenue (1629-1721) in a bid to reduce the number of stray cats in the area.

Non-targeted cats, which are trapped, are to be released from the trap site. All other cats will be impounded at the West Los Angeles Animal Care Center at 11361 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90064.

“If you own a cat that is allowed outdoors, please ensure it is wearing an identification tag with collar,” the notice reads. “If your cat is missing during the indicated trapping period, please visit the LA Animal Care Center in your area.”

A cat impounded without traceable identification will be held four days to allow the owner to redeem it, the notice said. On the fifth day, the cat will be available to the public for adoption.

The traps will remain through Nov. 17, 2012.

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Oct. 19, 2012, 7:42:38 am

Brenda Barnette said...

LA Animal Services does not trap cats. Yes, if your cat is missing, please check the nearest shelter. LA Animal Services is required to issue permits to people wishing to trap cats on their own private property. There are advance posting requirements and time limits.

Oct. 19, 2012, 10:06:21 am

Meow Luvr said...

One the 5th day, those cats will be euthanized. Tell the truth!

Oct. 19, 2012, 6:39:32 pm

Derek said...

this is great news. I am a total cat lover (have 4) but unfortunatly feeders have not followed the rules of tnr and the sheer number of cats is out of of control. our neighborhood is in terrible shape due to 4 feeders on one block and has become a serious health problem for our kids who play in their diarreah as well as our own pets getting sick. thank you feeders for your ignorant and selfish acts. you need to be held responsible for cleaning our yards and paying our vet bills.

Oct. 20, 2012, 2:21:57 am

L. McCann said...

Oh boy... Here we go... People who own cats know that more often than not "out door" cats just will not keep their collars on. That is why, with the inserted ID under the skin, the can be identified. I feel so sorry for the owners and the poor cat's who will be mistaken for strays just because they are not wearing a collar with the tag. L. McCann

Oct. 21, 2012, 10:31:25 am

Emily said...

Actually, many feeders have been crucial in notifying local agencies oof the feral cat population in and around Lincoln Place, and local agencies like SCA have successfully reduced the cat population around Venice Place to 25 percent of what it was. The problem is not that feeders refused to follow rules, but that the overpopulation was ignored by management, thus allowing the Lincoln Place cat population to spiral out of control.

Oct. 25, 2012, 4:45:46 pm

Derek said...

actually TNR has been shown to not work in many peer reviewed studies mostly due to a human tendency to get lazy with the neutering resulting feeding and breeding programs and a dramatic INCREASE in population size.. In fact, the city no longer pays for this kind of service since in many areas of LA the population sizes have increased and due to the decimation of the bird population, the Audobon society won a lawsuit against the city for paying for the practice. .But, congratulations on the decrease in population. you are one of the few to do so. However, might i remind you, it is illegal to feed stray animals and the city needs to made to enforce this. there are too many illinformed, well intentioned souls out there who think they are doing the animals a service and refuse to listen to reason or look at the cat population size and their impact on them. I would argue that people who feed stray animals are commiting animal cruely themselves for allowing cats to live on the streets and in unhealthy conditions where instead cats should be purely meant to be resting beside us in our living rooms. Whoever is feeding these cats at lincoln place is financially responsible for having them removed. by not feeding them, they will move to different locations and nature will take its course. which, might just be the most humane approach as many of these cats are either to sick to be around personal pets or have will never allow human interaction.

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