Recent Research Links HUMAN Use of Common Insecticide to Songbird Decline

Whether you are interacting with or are the someone that blames cats for the substantial decline in wildlife, songbirds, etc. , please know that HUMANS are the number one cause of that decline, not cats.  We will now be regularly linking to recently published, valid and scientifically sound research about this topic. Soon we will include a page solely of research links illustrating this.

The first research we would like to offer links songbird decline to HUMAN use of a common pesticide: Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide 

TNR Community Status Update August 2019

IMPORTANT TNR UPDATE: Please continue to TNR using Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic located in Tucson.  This clinic IS still accepting TNR/community cats.  Their information can be found on our main page here. HSSA may no longer be accepting TNR cats but Santa Cruz definitely is. TNR services will still be free of charge at Santa Cruz for community cats. If you are turned away from either clinic, please email us at tucsonferal@gmail.com or text message us at 520-256-0443 to let us know what happened, what day it was, and to whom you spoke.

As always PLEASE BE MINDFUL of HEAT ADVISORIES as TNR should NOT occur on these days. Remember, cats are having a reproductive organ removed and will be healing for the next two weeks following surgery which is difficult when temperatures are above 104.

More information about current TNR services can be found on our main page here.

 

New Humane Deterrent Option

From Tomahawk company:

“New Pest-Blok HD Foundation Vent Covers are now available at Tomahawk Live Trap! These heavy duty vent covers fit over openings of 16″ x 8″ or smaller and are designed to keep out everything from mice to raccoon! ”

Get yours here: Critter Blocker  ”

Tomahawk actually has an entire page of humane ways to block openings to your home or building, Exclusion, Prevention, Vent Covers & Home Repair

REMEMBER, ENSURE ALL ANIMALS ARE OUT of the AREA YOU ARE TRYING TO BLOCK OFF!!!

Join Us for a One Night Screening of The Cat Rescuers at The Loft

Please join Tucson CARES and Tucson Feral for an exclusive, one-night only screening of The Cat Rescuers at the Loft Cinema. In celebration and support of local Trap-Neuter-Return programs and Tucson’s community cats, a small fundraising effort will take place both before and after the film. At the conclusion of the film we will have information about local Trap-Neuter-Return programs, volunteers and groups in Tucson. Learn how to use a drop trap for those difficult to catch cats, and where to go to borrow them for free. Meet TNR advocates in your community and consider joining us as peers. Come bond with us over a heartwarming story of the triumphs and difficulties of individual people on a mission to save as many street cats as they can.

We have to sell 5 more tickets by end of August to make this screening happen: https://www.tugg.com/events/the-cat-rescuers-9gdo

We know advocating and caring for street cats through TNR takes courage and commitment, sometimes it can alienate friends and family that just don’t understand the drive to help these misundertsood and often times incorrectly villified animals that have coexisted with humans for thousands of years. Please join us and possibly find friends that understand the work you may be already doing.

 

CLINIC UPDATE

ATTN: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona notified us that there will be NO TNR SERVICES September 29, October 20 & 27. These are all Saturdays.

CLINIC UPDATE

Attn: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona notified us that there will be NO TNR SERVICES AUGUST 7th – AUGUST 11th. Santa Cruz Veterinary Clinic should be contacted instead.