LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence Humane Society has trapped the first feral cats under a program designed to manage the wild cat population.
The Community Cat Program traps, neuters and vaccinates feral cats and returns them to the areas where they were found. As part of the program, the shelter clips the ear of a cat when it’s neutered so animal control will not pick it up again.
Kirk Putman, the Humane Society’s interim director, said that the shelter trapped a total of 15 cats in two separate efforts in the last week. The organization is asking for volunteers and donations to help with the program.
Previously, the city had not allowed cats to roam free. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the program went into effect May 1, despite opposition from some citizens.