maybe this will help in tracking down that loose
cat,and perhaps keep it from happening again
People can always volunteer to go down and help build cages and butcher dead livestock in order to assist in the good works the organization is doing for both the big cats AND the local community by taking care of dead livestock so it doesn't hang around back 40 of farmers' fields OR people having to pay for back hoes to bury them.
Instead of always pointing out that ONE escapee that as far as I know has not harmed person or property since it's been loose, why not be thankful for what they have positively done sometime?
Seriously though, go down and see what you can do to help OR talk to a farmer who has taken advantage of their services. Do you know what kind of disease problems we might be facing, not to mention rise in coyote populations and possibly rabies incidence as well, if we didn't have them harvesting all the dead meat in this part of the state?
You would be surprised at the number of "cats" we have in our county as well as Putnam and Owen. They roam an area as large as 50 miles which would take in the above mentioned counties. These wild ones have just as much right to be here as we do but yet you make a fuss over 1 that escaped a couple years ago that can't breed. So if you're out somewhere and see a cougar or a bobcat don't jump to the conclusion that it came from the EFRC because it didn't. They live amongst us in their own little piece of the "wilderness". All they want to do is be left alone. I'll guarantee they are more scared of you than you are of them unless you do something stupid and corner one. I'm sure the fight would be on then and you'll probably lose! I live very close to them and have livestock myself but it does not frighten me. So does Jenny and she has lots of animals. I have total confidence in the EFRC that they do all they can to ensure that their cats are secured in their enclosures.
Joe and Jean do wonderful things in rescueing these beautiful cats and I for one am glad they do what they do. Jenny has made a good point in her statement. I know that I have called them on several occasions....I hit a deer over in Vigo county, they came and got it along with some other occasions not worth going in to. The EFRC can use all the help they can possible get when it comes to feeding and maintaining these beauties. Not only that, they always need volunteers to help with repairs and what not.
Curious to know...what is the donation for?, did the Humane Shelter receive a matching donation?
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