Community Takes Big Steps to Control Feral and Stray Cat Problem

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In the small town of Seaside Heights, there are a lot of feral and stray cats. It might not sound like such a big deal to many since that’s not an uncommon problem anywhere you go. However, when the residential population is only 3,000 people and the feral cat population is upwards of 600, it is a bit of a problem. City officials met last week to discuss how they would handle the cat population as it has become so out of control and no one seems to have an idea how to care for it. Their solution to the problem is quite interesting. It seems that the city is going to allow animal control officers to choose citizens in the community to train, and then allow them to keep feral cat colonies on their properties. However, each neighbor then has to provide written consent to allow a feral cat colony in their neighborhood.

If that doesn’t work out, animal control officers will find they have permission to pick up as many feral and stray cats as possible and transport them to a local animal shelter or an out-of-state feral cat sanctuary or cat rescue. It seems to us that this small town is tired of the growing population of strays. We do have to ask this one question, however; what happens when all the cats are gone and the rats and mice move in? Will the community want their feral cats back in the neighborhood? They seem less rodent-like.


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Community Takes Big Steps to Control Feral and Stray Cat Problem