Res­i­dents gather to tackle feral cat prob­lem

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - ICYMI - — Kevin Mar­tin

A group of con­cerned res­i­dents is de­vel­op­ing a trap, neuter and re­lease pro­gram in Lo­rain to ad­dress the city’s large feral cat pop­u­la­tion.

An in­for­ma­tional meet­ing or­ga­nized by Lo­rain Ward 2 Coun­cil­man Den­nis Flores along with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Fix Elyria and Friend­ship An­i­mal Pro­tec­tive League was held Aug. 8 at the Charleston Cof­fee House.

Flores saw the need for such a pro­gram af­ter learn­ing the city was be­ing in­un­dated with calls from res­i­dents about feral cats.

“What we found out was we didn’t have any­thing for feral cats out­side of the health de­part­ment,” Flores said.

In his re­search over the years he came across in­di­vid­ual cit­i­zens who were trap­ping feral cats on their own out of their own pocket.

“Peo­ple were al­ready out there do­ing it on their own and I don’t feel that we re­ally had a re­sponse to give to the cit­i­zens, just sorry, we don’t do any­thing for cats,” Flores added.

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