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|A feral cat colony Photo courtesy of The Greater New Haven Cat Project|
Sometimes the best of intentions leads to the problem of cat overpopulation. A person finds a hungry cat and decides to rescue it. Then another kitty shows up to the door and is taken in as well. If they are different sexes and not spayed or neutered, a new litter can arrive in just two or three months. Because females can go into heat as young as four-months old, owners who don’t alter their cats can quickly be overwhelmed.
Educating people to avoid such scenarios is part of The Greater New Haven Cat Project’s mission to control cat overpopulation. Run by an all-volunteer network of cat lovers since 1996, the organization also spays or neuters about 500 abandoned and feral cats and facilitates 100 adoptions yearly. Read more here.