Feral cats

On July 18 on WNEP’s “call back 16”, a woman called about feeding feral cats, stating, “I’d be damned if anyone’s going to stop me from feeding these cats.” The problem, people are not educated as to why this is wrong.

It does not solve the problem as to why they are feral. People think cats should “be free.” Unfortunately, they don’t neuter or spay them so they breed quite often; therein lies the problem. No one wants them or it’s too expensive, so why have cats?

I do understand how this woman feels, but to feed them is not the answer. She should take them to the veterinarian, get them neutered or spayed, make sure they are taken care of.

Feeding them will bring more and it will become overwhelming, expensive and too late.

Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe

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