The Daily News reported this weekend about how spay-neuter clinics, animal shelters and animal activists are preparing for the annual springtime feral kitty baby boom. Apparently feral cats are plentiful in Montecito Heights, where resident Roberta Garten has spent several years trapping stray cats that are neutered and then returned to their neighborhood through the FixNation clinic. How many feral cats has she collected? 1,600 cats, including 450 last year, according to the Daily News. Said Garten:
“It’s part of my life,” Garten said. “We can’t always know what’s gong to happen to these cats. We hope they live an OK life but were not letting the (breeding) cycle continue.”
Garten said many of the cats had been abandoned in a park near her home.