Credentials for Elise Able, Coyote Expert


Education Buffalo State College: BA Secondary Education Biology and General Science Erie Community College South: Associates in Science Degree Orchard Park High School class of 1980 Training and Qualifications Town of  Orchard Park Animal Control since 2010 Town of Concord Assistant Dog Control Since 2006 Completed Animal Control Seminars sponsored by Erie County SPCA Completed…

Educational Presentation About Coyotes in Salina, NY


Elise Able, coyote expert, traveled 3 hours from the Buffalo area to do an hour-long presentation, “Eastern Coyote, Friend or Foe?”, at the American Legion in Liverpool Monday night prior to the Town Board meeting. It was attended by approximately 40-50 people, many of whom were already in favor of identifying non-lethal approaches to the…

C . . . OYOTES AND THE TOWN OF SALINA


Betcha thought we were going to say “cats,” didn’t you?  The cats remain an issue, but there is currently no open discussion about them due to the lawsuit filed by the Animal Alliance and several taxpayers whose cats were stolen by the Town – a mom and her kitten were killed at the CNYSPCA, another…

We Interrupt This Story For a Word . . .


If you have been following the Salina story, you know it began in 2004. It has been a long, tiring, frustrating struggle to get this small town outside Syracuse in upstate New York to do the right thing. In view of this account, one might be tempted, in fact, to conclude that Salina’s cat issues have…

Report on the trap-neuter-return project in Galeville


 Originally posted on Facebook May 18, 2011 As reported to the Town of Salina Board by Linda Young, May 16, 2011  25 cats reported, 17 seen and identified by neighbors who are familiar with the colony. Trapping started the last week in April and went on for 2-3 weeks.  Cats were neutered at Spay and…

Town of Salina Update


Originally published on Facebook May 12,l 2011 We have been notified that the Salina Town Board has approved a 3-month suspension of the owner and caretaker penalties in the current cat law. Their stated intent is to discard the old law and write a new one. This represents terrific progress in our battle with them! …

Curiouser and Curiouser . . .


Originally posted on facebook April 15, 2011 Several years ago, the Salina ACO trapped 30 cats at a Galeville residence and took them to the SPCA, where most were likely killed. This was supposed to solve the overpopulation problem in that area. Earlier this week, AAGS received a call from the owner of that same…

The Saga of the Salina Cat Law Continues . . . .


Originally posted on facebook April 15, 2011 At one point, supporters became so frustrated with the Salina lawyer’s inability to draft a humane law we could support, that we actually wrote one ourselves! Using their law as a basis, we went over it line by line, removing the objectionable parts and inserting items to make…

The Continuing Battle of the Salina Cat Law!


 Originally published on facebook April 12, 2011 2004 – One citizen complained about cat feces in his yard 2005 – The Town of Salina (NY) passed a “cat law” after much discussion Cats at large are supposed to be sterilized, procedures for TNR were specified, and people who suffered actual damages from neighbors’ pets could…