Tampa Bay Selected As The #1 Cat Friendly City In The United States!

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Real Estate Agent with Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida

 

 

As I was reading the Making Tracks newsletter from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, I am proud to report we were selected as the number 1 cat friendly city in the United States.   The article was written by Sherri Silk, Executive Director of Humane Society.  Below is a copy of the article

 

Recently the CATalyst Council announced that Tampa Bay was selected as the #1 Cat Friendly City in the country!  Tampa was followed by Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.  The list was compiled after reviewing the top 25 standard metropolitan areas for such data as cat ownership per capita, level of veterinary care, micro chipping and cat friendly local ordinances.

 

According to Dan Kramer, chairman of CATalyst Council, "Our goal is to recognize and celebrate why cats are such popular companions.  We applaud the efforts of these major metropolitan areas for providing a wealth of resources for cats and their owners, along with their earned accolade of being one of America's Top 10 Cat Friendly Cities."

 

At Humane Society Tampa Bay we believe it is a well deserved honor for our area!  HSTB, Hillsborough County Animal Services, St. Francis Society, Cat Call, Feline Folks, Kitty City, and other cat rescue groups, work very hard to find homes for as many cats as possible.  Each group is dedicated to saving cats lives. Additionally, HSTB, Mission Meow and other groups are committed to the TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) of feral cats in our community.  With TNR, feral cats are sterilized and returned to their colonies.  They are then cared for by hundreds of caretakers that love cats.  TNR is the only way to prevent the birth of thousands of unwanted kittens each year.  The TNR program in our community is one of the more progressive in the country.

 

SO LET'S WEAR THIS HONOR WITH PRIDE TAMPA BAY!  CONGRATULATIONS!  MEOW!

 

 

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Gail MacMillan
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Ahh Sharon....What a great story!  I know how you feel about animals, cats in particular and this story just warms the heart.  Thank you so much for sharing this....I now love Tampa more than ever.  I wish more people understood the TNR program....it's so important.

May 15, 2009 01:48 AM #1
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John Secor
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I thought it smelled a little funny in Tampa the last time I was there ;)

 

May 15, 2009 11:52 AM #2
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Sharon Richards
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Gail - I agree with you - people do not understand the TNR program.  BTW, how are things going in Titusville?  Hope your family and kitties are doing well.  

 

May 15, 2009 02:01 PM #3
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Sharon Richards
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John - Thanks for stopping by.

May 15, 2009 02:03 PM #4
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Chris Fisher
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Congratulations Tampa Bay!

- Snowball & Miley

May 22, 2009 05:34 AM #5
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Sharon Richards
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Chris - Thanks for sharing Snowball & Miley.

May 22, 2009 03:31 PM #6
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Sylvie Conde
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You should be very proud of your City.  I love cats.  And the ones above are great. :)

May 23, 2009 12:28 PM #7
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Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Sylvie - Yes I am proud.  I been helping with the TNR program here in Tampa for feral cats.  Of course, you all ready know I love cats!

May 23, 2009 12:34 PM #8
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Sylvie Conde
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Sharon, you are doing a great thing.  I wish more people cared.

I've got my Mom doing the same thing back home.  They call her the cat lady.  She feeds all the cats in the neighbourhood, but before she knows it, she's got 10 more to feed.  I told her to start trapping the Moms, take a trip to the vet, and then let them loose again. 
She's going to talk to a few other cat lovers in the neighbourhood and they're going to see if they will actually be able to 'trap' the cats.  (She goes fishing with my Dad every day to feed the cats - can you believe it?) :)

May 23, 2009 12:45 PM #9
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Sharon Richards
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Sylvie - I just love your mom - she is just my kind of girl! 

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Sharon - Keep up the good work and glad to see you are playing a part in making Tampa #1!

May 26, 2009 12:58 AM #11
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Sharon Richards
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Norma - Thank you - We are doing our best!

May 26, 2009 12:50 PM #12
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Marchel Peterson
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That is an honor to wear with pride!!

May 29, 2009 04:14 PM #13
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Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Marchel - Oh how beautiful!  Looks like they love each other.  I love cats too!

May 29, 2009 04:16 PM #14
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