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Feline Fest connects cats with homes

There were 132 adoptions made at this year's Feline Fest.

There were 132 adoptions made at this year's Feline Fest. Submitted Photo

— During an adoption, careful steps are taken to ensure the right home is found for each cat.

“We do an interview with people and what we’re trying to do is match people up well with the cats,” said Shear. “We’ll talk to them about what they’re looking for, let them know what we know about the cat and can suggest others (if it’s not a good fit).”

On Saturday, July 28, the society hosted a full-day community event with a tag sale, a bake sale, a cookout and a raffle. Proceeds from the day benefited the society, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

For information about adoptions and for shelter hours, visit www.mohawkhumane.org or call 434-8128. The shelter is located at 3 Oakland Ave. in Menands.

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Woodsman 2 years ago

Be cautious about using any cats taken from outdoors for adoption or you could be held criminally responsible. There's no way to know a wild-harvested cats' vaccination history, if any, nor their exposure to all the deadly diseases cats carry. If a cat has contracted rabies then a vaccination later will do no good. It's already too late. There's no reliable known test for rabies while keeping the animal alive. They need to be destroyed after they are trapped. It's the only sane and sensible solution. This is why all wild-harvested animals of any type intended for the pet-industry must undergo an extended quarantine up to 6 months before transfer or sale of those animals to prevent just these things. Cats are no different than any other animal when wild-harvested. You're risking this following story happening in every shelter across the land.

www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/23/2631106/rabid-cat-adopted-from-wake-county.html

Adopting any cat that's been taken from outdoors is just playing Russian Roulette.

Even vaccinating your cat against rabies won't prevent it from finding the nearest rabid bat dying on the ground from rabies, to rip it to shreds for its daily cat's play-toy. Then bringing back a mouthful or claws full of fresh rabies virus to you, your family, neighbors, other pets, or other animals.

These are just the diseases they've been spreading to humans, not counting the ones they spread to all wildlife. THERE ARE NO VACCINES against many of these, and are in-fact listed as bio-terrorism agents. They include: Campylobacter Infection, Cat Scratch Disease, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Plague, Rabies, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection, Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasma. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010] Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, and Tularemia can now also be added to that list.

A FEW examples.

Cat-Transmitted PLAGUE: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8059908 www.pagosasun.com/archives/2011/07Jul... www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health... www.daily-times.com/ci_20849462/healt...

(Totally disproving that oft-spewed myth that cats in Europe could have prevented the plague. No rats nor fleas even required. Cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.)

Tularemia: www.news-gazette.com/news/health/misc... www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/arti...

Flea-borne Typhus: www.ocregister.com/articles/county-31...

Hookworm -- ruined Miami Businesses: articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-11-24/news/fl-miami-beach-hookworms-20101123_1_hookworm-infections-feral-miami-beach

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Woodsman 2 years ago

Cats' most insidious disease of all, their Toxoplasma gondii parasite they spread through their feces into all other animals. This is how humans get it in their dinner-meats, cats roaming around stockyards and farms. This is why cats are routinely destroyed around gestating livestock or important wildlife by shooting or drowning them. So those animals won't suffer from the same things that can happen to the unborn fetus of any pregnant woman. (Miscarriages, still-births, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly.) It can kill you at any time during your life once you've been infected. It becomes a permanent lifetime parasite in your mind, killing you when your immune system becomes compromised. It can last over a year in any soils or waters and not even washing your hands or garden vegetables in bleach will destroy the oocysts. Contrary to cat-lovers' self-deceptive myths, a cat can become reinfected many times during its life and spread millions of oocysts each time. It's now linked to the cause of autism, schizophrenia, and brain cancers. This parasite is also killing off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from cats' T. gondii oocysts in run-off from the land, the oocysts surviving even in saltwater.

Its strange life cycle is meant to infect rodents. Any rodents infected with it lose their fear of cats and are attracted to cat urine.

scitizen.com/neuroscience/parasite-hijacks-the-mind-of-its-host_a-23-509.html

Cats attract rodents to your home with their whole slew of diseases. If you want rodents in your home keep cats outside of it to attract diseased rodents to your area. I experienced this phenomenon (as have many others), and all rodent problems disappeared after I shot and buried every last cat on my land.

The time has come to destroy them all whenever spotted away from supervised confinement. There's no other solution. We have nobody but cat-lovers to thank for this health and ecological disaster. Stray-cats, the very source of all feral-cats, need to be euthanized too or you'll never be rid of the feral-cat problem.

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