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Indiana town creates new Community Cat Program

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According to recent data from the US Humane Society, there are more than 50 million feral cats roaming the streets in the United States.

Recently, representatives from Animal Care and Control, HOPE, and the Allen County SPCA, met with the Fort Wayne, IN City Council to resolve an increasing feral cat population in the city. The exciting proposal seeks to amend town policy, creating a Community Cat Program that involves both the Animal Care and the Control and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The cats will be sterilized, vaccinated, and returned to their original locations. Prior to this meeting feral cats would be euthanized because they are rarely adopted.

Jessica Henry of the Allen County SPCA said, “It’s been a long time coming; it is incredibly reaffirming and a lot of work and a lot of people have had a lot invested in this emotionally. We are very excited to be able to implement this now we have the council support and allowing us to do that is life saving and good for animal welfare and nothing is more important than that,”

View the full article here.

Indiana isn’t the only state addressing the issue. Check out this map from the Humane Society that shows what organizations across the US are implementing trap-neuter-return programs.

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