Tucson, Arizona (KOLD News 13) – The Humane Society is trying to control the feral cat problem in Tucson. These cats are not the cute cats we have in our homes, they are feral cats that can cause major problems for homeowners.
The Community Cat Program is particularly focused on keeping feral cats off the streets so they don’t breed and cause a bigger problem.
“Many people call us with complaints about cats defecating in the yard or running around on the roof. Or there are too many cats or there are kittens involved.” said Angeline Fahey, Human Society’s community cat program manager, of the kitten craze.
Fahey and her team aim to humanely trap and neuter cats. When ready, they return home to live a long and healthy life.
“This is the first few years that we have a program to really do something with the population,” she said.
Stray cats that join the Humane Society are not usually adopted because they are accustomed to the outdoors and may not be friendly.
Community Cat Volunteer Shannon Partridge has taken part in an effort to keep these cats off the streets, calling it a “community problem.”
“It keeps neighbors from getting mad at each other, especially if they’re eating. It keeps the animals safe,” said Partridge.
Partridges can tell if a cat is feral or feral, he added. A stray cat may exhibit behaviors such as hissing, rolling back of ears, and sometimes opening of eyes.
If you have a stray cat problem or find a stray cat, you can call the Humane Society. They come and try to capture them humanely.
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