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Stories related to: feral cats

Shelters Brace For Kitten Season, Look For Euthanasia Alternatives

April 12, 2016 | Steve Milne

The Sacramento County Animal Shelter says kitten season is here. Meanwhile, organizers of a nationwide effort - that started in Davis - to save a million cats from euthanasia say they've hit the halfway point.

Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Barn Cats Offer 'Green' Pest Control During The Drought

July 29, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

As the California drought worsens, more rodents are encroaching on homes and farms in search of water. Animal shelters are advertising feral cats as a 'green' pest control alternative to poisons or traps.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Sacramento 'River Cats' Troubling To Wildlife, Human Health

April 16, 2014 | Pauline Bartolone

Sacramento animal managers say there could be as many as 77,000 stray cats in the city and some people feed them. But experts say the feral animals can pose risks to the ecosystem and human health.

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