Periodically, the Feral Cat Coalition comes under attack by any number of "anti-cat" groups or individuals. These attacks can come in various forms, from simple mail to attempts at hacking our web site with malicious intent. I want to take a minute to explain how counter-productive these efforts are to all involved.
The Feral Cat Coalition, though certainly not "anti-cat," exists for the sole purpose of decreasing the number of cats in the wild. In the 17 years we have been in existence, we have been directly responsible for the prevention of hundreds of thousands of cats in San Diego County. Our education efforts on the Internet have assisted countless others worldwide in their efforts to do the same thing.
Admittedly, the problem is much bigger than the Feral Cat Coalition, or any other group, can deal with single-handedly. We are, however, actually doing something to address the problem.
To those who demean our efforts, I can only ask: Are you actually contributing to any solution, or are you just complaining that others are not working fast enough?
You don't have to agree with our methods. I would certainly not expect you to suddenly embrace the feral cat population.
I would, however, ask that you not impede our progress in humanely reducing the number of feral cats.
[Page updated April 2011]