Too Many Stray and Feral Cats in Greater Lansing
Have you ever taken in a stray cat that was just walking around the neighborhood with no place to go?
I did just that once back in the '70s. I believe I was about fifteen years old. A black and white cat showed up out of the blue on our front lawn and wouldn't leave.
So we fed the cat some milk and gave him a little food and the rest was cat history. We added a new member to our family.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of stray and feral cats running around the Greater Lansing area.
A Feral cat is an unowned cat that lives outdoors and doesn't care for human contact. They don't like to be touched or handled and they try to find a really good hiding spot.
According to the Lansing State Journal:
She's taken over 30 stray and feral cats to be spayed, neutered and vaccinated in the last year, Shepard said, but this past winter there were at least three new litters of kittens born outdoors in her Delta Township neighborhood.
That last snippet of information best describes how some people are trying to help out with this ongoing stray and feral cat issue around Greater Lansing.
If you do see a number of stray cats hanging around your neighborhood, you can always contact the Capital Area Humane Society's Spay and Neuter Clinic to get more information.
The Lansing State Journal also adds:
It's impossible to know how many stray and feral cats roam the region, said Ingham County Animal Control Director Heidi Williams, but "kitten season," which typically begins in the spring, seems to be happening year-round now.
For those of you who really love cats, please stay away from cat hoarding because I've read some really bad stories pertaining to that subject.