All posts tagged feral cats

Sterling Davis–“Trap King”–Pioneering Expert on TNR and Community Cats

Sterling Davis—also known as “Trap King,” reflecting his prowess with the humane traps used in the commission of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) of community cats, previously called feral cats—recounts his unlikely path into cat rescue and TNR, and the budding career he turned his back on to travel this path. Read more…

Stacy LeBaron, host of The Community Cats Podcast

Stacy LeBaron—a veteran animal welfare advocate (felines, in particular) who hosts The Community Cats Podcast—recalls her first memory of a cat…who happened to be named Duncan! Read more…

Michele Lazarow, activist against pet stores selling puppy mill dogs

Michele Lazarow—a Hallandale Beach city commissioner and activist who has helped pass numerous laws across Florida preventing pet stories from selling dogs that come from puppy mills—recounts the dreadful experience she had in 2004 after buying her dog, Alfie, from a pet store, which misrepresented where the dog had come from, thereby launching Lazarow on the path of crusader to make such transactions illegal. Read more…

Jeanine Cohen, co-founder of Cat Crusaders

Jeanine Cohen—the co-founder and co-director of Tampa Cat Crusaders, an all-volunteer cat rescue—recalls the circumstances that propelled her into cat rescue, a story which involves a semi-feral feline near Cohen’s office that had kittens. (That cat, Tramp, now lives with Cohen and her family.) Read more…

Ian Hallett, Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services

 

Ian Hallett—Director of Hillsborough County Animal Services—discusses his formative years in Riverview, the sort of animals he grew up with and around, including becoming a staff vet tech at 16. He explains how his educational path took him to Austin, where he began volunteering at the animal shelter there, taking on various volunteer roles, then getting hired as a staffer, ultimately ascending to Deputy Chief Animal Services. Read more…