Butler County Times Gazette
  • Garden City takes on its feral cat population

  • Volunteers have a new plan to reduce the feral cat population in Garden City.
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  • Volunteers have a new plan to reduce the feral cat population in Garden City.
    The Garden City Telegram (http://is.gd/zBsBFH ) reports that the Finney County Humane Society is planning a trap, neuter and release program. The effort will use Humane Society volunteers to capture the cats and take them to participating veterinarians.
    Captured cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies, dewormed, tested for feline leukemia and treated for ear mites. After three days, the cats will be returned to the location where they were trapped.
    Kay Gillespie is leading the program. She says the effort will end bothersome cat behaviors, such as females going into heat and howling all night.
    The program won't involve city animal control or the city's animal shelter.
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