Group shares advice to control feral cat population in Wichita area

Picture of a cat stuck in a tree (not the actual cat).
Picture of a cat stuck in a tree (not the actual cat).(WEAU)
Published: Jul. 23, 2017 at 9:43 PM CDT
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One group estimates there may be nearly 100,000 feral cats in the Wichita area, but it says there are ways you can help reduce the problem, humanely helping to reduce the population.

The group, "Friends of Felines," held at quarterly meeting Sunday at the Kansas Humane Society. It helps with efforts to trap feral cats, get them spayed or neutered, and then release them back in the area where they were found.

The group's president says keeping the feral cat population under control comes down to personal responsibility.

"I don't think (people) know they should be getting those cats they've been feeding outside spayed and neutered, end the numbers before they start growing because they will grow immensely and quickly," Friends of Felines President Cheryl Taskinen said.

The group says it will continue pushing for more communities to supporter trap, neuter and release programs to control feral cat populations.

You can find information on spay and neutering costs and locations offering the services