Many pets are abandoned by owners, or simply lost and never found. To survive outdoors, they live a very hard life. The saddest part of this is that their kittens are born wild, and are condemned to live this harsh life as well. Without spaying or neutering, the number of these “community cats” increases at an alarming rate. The current trap-to-kill approach will only increase the numbers!! Cats are territorial and once cats are killed or re-located, more cats come in to take their place.
The trap/neuter/release approach works! The spayed/neutered cats manage their own territory. They do not reproduce. They do not let new cats in. Slowly the number of Community Cats decreases. The City of St. Thomas is pioneering a pilot project to develop a Community Cat Program. We need volunteers and funding to build cat shelters, feeding stations, and provide vet care. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.