The National Park Service has ordered that all feral cats living in the Gateway National Recreation Area near Brooklyn be rounded up and shipped out of state to a new home. “We all came down to the reality that no matter how much we fight, these cats are not going to be able to stay where they are,” said Nancy Rogers of rescue group K9 Kastle.

Although many people love cats, feral cats can cause problems from killing wildlife to making a mess in other people’s properties. The beset way to deal with feral cats is to adopt them and find them a good home along with not letting your cats become wild in the first place. Cats may enjoy being out doors, but you can’t let your cat roam freely over other people’s properties like a self-centered teenager.

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