Who is responsible? The vast majority of these cats are not killed by cruel individuals. They are killed because of an antiquated animal control system.
Feral cats are not socialized to humans. They are not candidates for adoption into homes. To put them into an animal control system is to hand these animals a death sentence.
A recent Alley Cat Allies national survey conducted by Harris Group reveals that an overwhelming majority of Americans — 81% — believes that leaving a stray cat outside to live out his life is more humane than having the cat caught and killed. And despite the public’s humane ethic, feral and stray cats are still being killed because of the operating policies of most U.S. animal pounds and shelters.Alley Cat Allies