In the old days, the Humane Society tried to round up feral cats and euthanize them. Not surprisingly, few people came forward to help the Humane Society so now they’re trying a more successful approach by capturing feral cats and neutering them. The idea is that the feral cat population will eventually decline as feral cats age and can’t reproduce.
While keeping feral cats alive has cat lovers happy, bird lovers aren’t as happy since feral cats kill wild birds. Despite the previous “trap and kill” policy, communities that practice this haven’t seen a decline in feral cats. So as bird lovers square off against cat lovers, the feral cat problem will continue to be an issue in whatever community you happen to live in.
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