I am sorry but the problem with shelters is they also kill dogs. I hate killing animals buts its my job to protect my animals and if they arent safe and the only way i can make the safe is to shoot the threat you bet i will. We deal with stray cats that no one wants and the county wont do a thing about them or dogs so we do what we must. We have two cats that have kept strays away for the most part my female today chased off a much bigger tom cat today. Make no mistake that if he gets past our cats and trys to get a hen i will shoot to kill. I realize he just hungry but food is provided to the peaceful in the barn we live on 200 acres i am sure there is enough food. The line has to be drawn my livestock provides food for my children i am not going to allow themto be killed.