These signs started showing up in my neighborhood, centered around Curson and 8th, a few days ago. They read: “This neighborhood is being watched. Maliciously neglecting, harming, killing or poisoning an animal can be charged as a felony and may carry a penalty of one year or more in state prison and/or a $20,000 fine. California Penal Code Section 597a.”
I called the number listed to find out what happened, and was told that six feral cats had been being fed morning and night by a neighbor. Recently, a man who lives nearby threatened to kill them. Now only one cat remains, and some sources are claiming that the rest have been poisoned. Rumor is that the dosage was low enough to result in long and painful deaths. The Stray Cat Alliance sent the signs out, and anyone with information is urged to come forward.
However you feel about feral cats, poisoning them is not the answer.