Cats in a pound are already going to be scared. Stressed cats=increased susceptibility to disease. This is why it’s so important to keep cats away from the sight, sound and smell of dogs – so they don’t freak out and become even more stressed.
The first photo below is a reference for those unfamiliar with kitty tongs. You can see the grabbing end and the squeeze handle at the opposite end. The second photo is abuse in my opinion. Sensitive readers may not wish to scroll down.
Putting anything around the neck of a cat in order to handle him is verboten in my book. What do you think?