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By Elke Neubauer
For The Sentinel 

Local group works to control feral cat numbers

 

January 9, 2019

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HAPPIER KITTENS: Top, a feral cat before rescue.

Cats in the wild are continual problems, and one group of people-specifically focused on Goldendale-is ramped up to do something about it.

Nationwide more than 1.5 million adoptable shelter animals were euthanized in the US in 2017 (ASPCA statistics). The euthanization rate of feral cats in shelters is even higher. People also attempt to eradicate feral cat communities by using inhumane methods to kill them. Besides being cruel, it does not work to control the population-more cats will come to fill the void. It is time for a change.

Cats are mammals like us; they feel pain, hunger, and cold. The more cats and kittens that are left unmanaged in the wild, the more they suffer due to lack of...



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