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August 2017

Open letter to Yosemite Pines RV Resort

This was sent to the owner and also the manager of the park. It was also sent to several animal welfare groups and county animal control and welfare. It was also sent to the ASPCA and the District attorney of their County.

“Hello, I have reached out 2 times before about getting the entire feral cat colony at YPRV TNR’d. This would be FREE OF CHARGE to the Park owner and it would STOP any more kittens from being born. This offer should be treated as a welcomed solution, not as an aggressive demand.

When I left the park just before the holiday weekend, there was a solid count of 35 cats, all photographed to be sure we weren’t double counting. There are now 19 new (kittens born this season) and 2 others uncounted from last time, and 10 that were not seen this time again twice. That is a possible 66 feral cats in the colony.
Please let the rescue groups come and TNR the cats. This is a no-brainer. This is a win/win situation for you. You’ll never have another kitten born that will itself add to the colony when it breeds.
The County was contacted about a rotting cat that had died under a cabin. I know you don’t want that happening anymore.
There are “radical” (in my opinion) groups that are going to call on the County to site the Park over this, which may be considered a health hazard.
Just let them help.
If this email receives no response, the County will be called. If the Animal Control comes out there, you also risk the chance of them siting you again for the improper care on the petting zoo animals and their health.
Don’t let all this happen. TAKE THE FREE HANDOUT.
And to reiterate: shooting the cats or poisoning them is illegal. Let’s just do this and get the problem solved.
Thank you,

Virgo Degan