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Dulcie Anderson is 81 years old and will continue to spend the majority of her pension on the 20 resident cats.

This is sad because who wants to go up against a 81 year old and yet what she is doing is clearly wrong.

An animal lover and career of kittens she has a heart, what she doesn't know or want to know is that this misplaced compassion.

There are many in our community that will applaud here stand. Will support her defiance unders the misguided banner of cat welfare.

This situation is not rare or exceptional, many people in society hoard cats, that is they don't own them but treat them as transient or even homeless and if they turn up for dinner it's there for them.

The voice recording transcript is here Two of her companion cats have been desexed and the hope is to find foster homes for the rest.

The only solution here is public education and awareness.  The council and other authorities will only enforce regulations and of course they understand why the regulations exist.

People like Dolcie do not understand why we have these regulations and rules. So for them civil disobedience is an easy call. With a little education about the issues involved Dolcie and other committed animal lovers can be and are reasonable people. By understand the RSPCA view own companion cats in society, where cat ownership is appropriate and when not appropriate, they will also assist  to resolve the cat hoarding situation people find themselves in.

This situation will be resolved to Dolcis satisfaction because whilst the authorities have a duty to act according to the regulation and statutes Dolcie's age and sensibilities will be taken into consideration.

If Dolcie knew the the diseases that cats transmit into flower beds, childrens sand pit or to water sources or the danger to pregnant women she may not have got no his situation. Dolcie didn't see any of that, what she saw was vulnerable kittens that needed a home and food. What clouds the vision for Dolcie and people like Dolcie is cute playful and very entertaining cats and kittens with a perceived vulnerability. The only real solution is education and patience with all the dolcie's in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alien vs Predator. Predator played by a large python and Alien played by a local mogie stand in went head to head after the headline ratings. Predator won, Alien lost. It could have turned out different but the experience of Alien showed through after it put the squeeze on moggie. Alien was a victim of cuddles and hugs and didn't get the difference until it was too late. Realizing only too late how this was going to play out Alien took one for the team.

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Cat lovers rejoice: watching online videos lowers stress and makes you happy

Sasha Petrova, The Conversation

Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.

Published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior the study even suggests that watching internet cats could be used as a form of digital pet therapy or stress relief.

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21 April 2016 

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Have your say: Draft Cat Management Plan

The Hodgman Liberal Government is today releasing for consultation Tasmania’s first comprehensive approach to the management of cats; the Draft Tasmanian Cat Management Plan.

Cats mean many things to different people – from much-loved pets to nuisance or invasive animals.

For some 170 years, our state has had a widespread, self-sustaining feral cat population which is having a significant impact on native wildlife, livestock and human health.

However, Tasmania has never had a comprehensive plan that outlines how to best manage domestic, stray and feral cats, until now.

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Is it safe to catch a cat? 

The Sydney Cats and Dogs Home suggest it’s not safe. 

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