• Thoughts on Ear tipping

    Profile photo of CarolineS

    Over a year ago

    “The eartip is the universal symbol that an outdoor or free-roaming cat has been fixed. It is done while the cat is under anesthesia, is relatively painless for the cat, and does not significantly alter their beauty. ”

    It allows people not to bother cats again if they are trying to help out and get them fixed in their community if someone has already done that. Plus spaying and neutering all animals, pets or feral cats and strays is important to help stopping over population , but is ear tipping humane?

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  • Profile photo of silencescreams

    Over a year ago

    Well, I get the purpose of it for the protection of spayed cats to be less likely to be harmed but wish it was not so

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  • Profile photo of Fluffybutt

    Over a year ago

    Not a bad idea.

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  • Profile photo of NicoleLynne

    Over a year ago

    @SkiVegChick It just looks like a triangle with the tip cut off. It is not really noticeable unless you are close and you see the hear that has not been messed with.

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  • Profile photo of tofumonster

    Over a year ago

    I didn’t know this was a common thing that people do. None of the ferals in my area are ear tipped but all of them are spayed and neutered. One of my cats is actually ear tipped. We got him from a shelter and clipping a little from the top of an ear was how they knew which cats were spayed/neutered and which cats weren’t. I don’t agree with shelters doing this just because they could keep the spayed/neutered cats in a separate room from the ones that weren’t. However, for TNR I suppose ear tipping is okay, otherwise there isn’t an easy way to tell if a feral has already been spayed or neutered.

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  • Profile photo of SkiVegChick

    Over a year ago

    what does a cat who has been ear tipped look like??

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