Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Feral cats growing issue

As dark settles, they begin to prowl, abandoning sun-drenched patches in exchange for morsels from trash cans, scratching and scuffling in the shadows, the still night air shattered by piercing shrieks and yowls as they croon to one another, hunt, fight — and search for mates.

In the dark, Clovis becomes a cat town, the ever-growing number of feral cats stirs and comes to life.

More than half of the cats euthanized last year by animal control were feral cats.

Last year, Animal Control captured 422, or an average of 35 cats a month.

Peak seasons are warmer months in early spring, summer and fall.

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