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URGENT: Squirrels Trapped, Cruelly Dumped by Denver Community

June 11, 2013
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BACKGROUND

Concerned residents of Kentucky Circle Village, a senior living community in Denver, alerted PETA upon hearing that management was trapping local squirrels and relocating them five or more miles away—and “with PETA’s approval.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Squirrels transplanted beyond a one-mile radius (of where they’re trapped) have trouble finding adequate sustenance and often fall victim to predators, foreign disease and parasites, and territorial maulings by other squirrels. These initiatives also leave unweaned babies to starve when mothers are removed. We expressed our concerns to the community’s executive director, only to be informed that trapping is underway and several squirrels have already been dumped more than 10 miles away! Despite offering our assistance with effective, humane squirrel-control methods, we were hung up on. Now your voice is needed!

Please politely urge Kentucky Circle Village to halt cruel squirrel trapping before more animals suffer—and then forward this message widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Polite comments can be directed to:

Ann Lane
Executive Director
Kentucky Circle Village
303-756-5218
ann_lane@msn.com

Walter Rowell
President of the Board
Senior Homes of Colorado Foundation/Kentucky Circle Village
whrowell@aol.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Executive Director Lane and President Rowell,

I am disturbed to learn that management in the Kentucky Circle Village, a senior living community in Denver, was trapping local squirrels and relocating them five or more miles away. Please discontinue this practice and allow me to elaborate.

Squirrels transplanted beyond a one-mile radius (of where they’re trapped) have trouble finding adequate sustenance and often fall victim to predators, foreign disease, and parasites, and territorial maulings by other squirrels. These initiatives also leave unweaned babies to starve when mothers are removed.

Please halt cruel squirrel trapping before more animals suffer.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.


we are squirrels,
we live in trees.
you humans treat
us like we are a
fatal disease.
please stop
trapping us
and dumping
us to die.
we know you can
do better,
you just have
to want to
try.

thank you.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2013 1:19 pm

    they’ll probably be torturing ants next-this will never end

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 11, 2013 1:26 pm

    we are squirrels,
    we live in trees.
    you humans treat
    us like we are a
    fatal disease.
    please stop
    trapping us
    and dumping
    us to die.
    we know you can
    do better,
    you just have
    to want to
    try.

    thank you.

    Like

  3. June 11, 2013 2:26 pm

    That’s the most horrible thing ive ever heard its truly despicable! I cant even imagine the babies suffering nor the mothers fear and anxiety its a pure disgrace gladly sent emails and shared in several places thanks Stacey

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  4. Christine Schmutz permalink
    June 12, 2013 10:37 am

    any petition to sign?

    ________________________________

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  5. Manel Dias permalink
    June 21, 2013 2:22 pm

    Why on earth these People need to be such Cruel & Evil? Leave the innocent tiny animals alone for heaven’s sake. Such human beings are not really true humans. These are the monsters who brings the quality of lives down, around every one including Animals and the people. Need to recognize them and publish their names to get the punishments to fit the crimes.

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