Las Vegas Cat Coalition Works to Stop Feral Breeding and Stray Cats

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Anyone who works with cats knows that a feral cat colony can grow quickly when the cats reproduce regularly. Just a few feral cats can quickly become hundreds, and it can make for a mess and a lot of animals in need of homes and love; but feral cats are not typically easy to turn into house cats. That’s why the Community Cat Coalition of Las Vegas (Clark County) has been working hard to make sure that the feral cat population is taken care of. The coalition is working hard to round up all the feral cats that they can so they can trap them, neuter them and release them. This prevents the cats from have more litters, limiting the number of homeless cats that continue to live in the community.

With more than 200,000 feral cats in that one county alone, the problem is not a small one. What the city does not want is cats breeding inhumanely, or more cats without homes and without an ability to be rescued. The humane trapping of the cats works to keep them from reproducing once they’ve been fixed and re-released into the open. Another benefit is that there is less aggression between cats when they are not reproducing, which can make for more peaceful feral cat communities. Some cats, of course, are very unhealthy and are put down. Others are brand new kittens that have yet to develop a distrust for humans, so they are kept and socialized and eventually adopted out to households that want a cat for a pet. It’s a great program that other counties around the country might want to adopt.

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