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We, the residents, store-keepers and shoppers of MotorCity, and cat lovers in general, urge you to reconsider your stance on branding the stray cats of Motor City "pests" and arranging for their extermination.

Feline Friends Dubai, and other volunteers, are willing to Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) these cats to prevent them from breeding uncontrollably. We feel they should be allowed to continue to live in the Motor City complex.

How Does TNR Help these Cats?
Through TNR, feral cats can live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat population. It is very important to have all feral cats spayed/neutered, because it is the only 100-percent effective way to prevent unwanted kittens, says Aimee Hartmann, Director of the ASPCA Mobile Clinic. Feral cats are prolific reproducers.

Furthermore, by stabilising the population, cats will naturally have more space, shelter and food, and fewer risks of disease. After being spayed or neutered, cats living in colonies tend to gain weight and live healthier lives. Spayed cats are less likely to develop breast cancer and will not be at risk for ovarian or uterine cancer, while neutered males will not get testicular cancer. By neutering male cats, you also reduce the risk of injury and infection, since intact males have a natural instinct to fight with other cats. Spaying also means female cats do not go into heat and therefore they attract less tom cats to the area and reduce fighting. If cats are sterilised and live in a colony that has a caretaker (someone in the community to feed them and check up on them), their life span may reach more than ten years.

How Does TNR Benefit the Community?
TNR helps the community by stabilising the population of the feral colony and, over time, reducing it. At the same time, nuisance behaviors such as spraying, loud noise and fighting are largely eliminated and no more kittens are born. Yet, the benefit of natural rodent control is continued. Jesse Oldham, ASPCAs Senior Administrative Director for Community Outreach and the founder of Slope Street Cats, an organisation dedicated to feral cat welfare, notes, TNR also helps the community's animal welfare resources by reducing the number of kittens that would end up in their sheltersTNR creates more space for the cats and kittens who come to them from other avenues.

Ultimately the destruction of these particular cats will mean that other cats will move into the area. The problem will never go away. The only humane solution is to control their numbers through an ongoing program of TNR.

We ask you to:
- promise not to trap or destroy these cats yourselves
- advise the Dubai Municipality they are not to trap cats in the area
- let these cats live

Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 12 December 2015100. Fozia N
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 201599. Bridget K
    These little cats do no harm but have many benefits to the community. Please do not destroy them just because some rule book deems them pests. Please let them stay as part of the MC community. Thank you
  • 20 September 201598. Naveed S
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 201597. Stuart Yates
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201596. Emma C
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201595. Lamia S
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 201594. Mrs Paulad
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 201493. Chloe Durham
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 201492. Mohamed S
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 201491. Cat R
  • 07 July 201490. Nicola M
    These cats are well loved and fed by the motorcity and surrounding area residents. We are willing to take responsibility for them.
  • 16 April 201489. Malek T
    I will not live in a community that support slaughtering of animals! that is completely unacceptable
  • 10 January 201488. Edward P
    Stop this petty animal abduction. They are bothering no one and they are helping to keep the rats and mice under control
  • 11 November 201387. Simonwood Carpenter
    less cats mean more rats, please think twice before you destroy them!
  • 18 October 201386. Zofia R
    I support this petition
  • 15 May 201385. Kristina R
    Please, Please SAve this cats
  • 11 March 201384. Sebastian F
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 201383. Belinda R
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 201382. Carl K
    Please allow these cats as part of the TNR programme to remain protected in MC as part of the community.
  • 06 November 201281. Jo T
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 201280. Charlene S
  • 22 August 201279. Jane A
    I support this petition
  • 06 April 201278. Jed H
    Where do you think all the chili meat comes from?
  • 25 February 201277. James T
    I support this petition
  • 23 January 201276. Debbie S
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 201275. Adrian Cooper
    Help the cats
  • 17 December 201174. Denise W
    TNR is the only way forward.

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