Mass trapping of feral cats planned for James Island

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - One pair of breeding cats can produce more than 400,000 cats over a 7-year span, which adds up to a bad feral cat problem. In response to the growing issue, the Feline Freedom Coalition is planning a mass trapping of a large colony in the Riverland Terrace area of James Island.

The trapping effort will catch as many cats and kittens as possible, and the cats will then be neutered or spayed at the Charleston Animal Society clinic and returned to the colony.

The Feline Freedom Coalition is a proponent of TNR, which stands for "Trap, Neuter, Return."  TNR is a successful method of reducing feral cat populations. When all cats in a colony are neutered, they live their lives without reproducing and eventually the colonies disappear.

The trapping efforts will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information, contact Diane Straney at (843) 906-2096.

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