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Humane Society of the U.S. to host New York symposium in Syracuse

The Humane Society of the United States will host its New York state symposium, "Rethinking the Cat," Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Genesee Grand Hotel.

The Humane Society of the United States will host its New York state symposium, "Rethinking the Cat," Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Genesee Grand Hotel.

— Cat rescuers, animal advocates and veterinarians, along with other animal lovers, will gather on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse to discuss issues surrounding cats as part of the Humane Society of the United States’ symposium, “Rethinking the Cat.”

The free, day-long event, co-sponsored by PetSmart Charities, will provide training in two tracks: “adoptable” cats (i.e., shelter cats and rescues) and “community” cats (the feral cat population).

Brian Shapiro, director of the New York state chapter of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said the event, one of six being held across the country, is designed to address cat issues in the community.

“We designed these symposia to address the most urgent cat issues in the region — spay/neuter availability, boosting adoptions, addressing community cat populations humanely — and we will be presenting on a wide variety of tools that local agencies and organizations can use to help cats wherever they are,” Shapiro said.

Syracuse was chosen because it is a hub of activity among animal rescuers and similar organizations.

“Central New York, with Syracuse as the hub, has so many active animal advocates and people who really believe so strongly in animal welfare,” Shapiro said. “When we were looking throughout the state for locations, we felt strongly that Syracuse would be a good city to host our New York symposium.”

The symposium will help shelters and rescues address cat issues in the community. Speakers for the event include animal control officers, veterinarians and cat rescuers, including Linda Young of Liverpool, founder of Kitty Corner, a local cat rescue, and president of the CNY Cat Coalition. Sessions will examine ways to resolve conflicts about feral cats (an issue with which Salina residents are very familiar), best practices for cat adoption, reducing unnecessary euthanasia in shelters, trap-neuter-release (TNR) programs and more.

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TNR_Researcher 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Can you spell "Hoax" & "Fraud"?

These TNR cat-lickers (criminal outdoor-cat-hoarders) who re-spew all the highly manipulative and deceptive lies and misinformation of Alley-Cat-All-Lies didn't do their due-diligence research.

Here's the very first link that any of their followers and supporters should have checked out.

bbb D0T org SLASH charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/financial

They don't even meet the criteria to qualify for being a reputable charity organization under "Better Business Bureau" standards. While Becky and all her close friends are laughing all the way to the bank to the tune of $5M in assets with a $6M income. (Their 2013 financial report now puts their income at over $7.2M last year.)

For another good laugh check out how much Becky and her friends pay themselves with everyone else's money.

bbb D0T org SLASH charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/governance-and-staff

They have now been launching some damage-control with their new "Future Five" program to prove to everyone their true and trustworthy intentions. Awarding a princely $5,000 grant to some deserving group. $5,000 is only 0.1% of their assets, 0.08% of their yearly income. They might as well just sh** in the face of every last fool that ever donated to them.

Support yet another organization that exploits and perpetuates the suffering of animals for their own personal financial gain, then try to sleep well at night.

I don't think I've seen a sadder and more sorry and despicable case of "charity" in my whole life before this.

Oh wait, that's right. I forgot. You MUST throw cats out into the streets with Becky's TNR programs so they get ran-over by cars or attacked by other cats or other animals, get eaten from the inside-out by parasites or die any other of the myriad heinous and inhumane ways that nearly every last TNR cat dies from "loving attrition". Then when you find them suffering to death from TNR's "humane death by attrition", you can parade them in the media to ask for even more $millions in donations to line your own pockets. This is why HSUS and SPCA loves TNR so much too. You can't exploit suffering cats for $millions if you humanely euthanize them first! Oh no, you need them to die publicly in the streets if you are going to get any money from cats. It's the ONLY value they have now -- to suffer to death so those who exploit them can get wealthy.

It's the new money-making scam! Torture cats to death with TNR and then as they die-off from "attrition" exploit them in the media for even more money! You too can become a deceptive, manipulative, and morally reprehensible $millionaire by following this animal-torturing business-model invented by Becky Robinson!

My mistake. Carry on.

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