Residents gather to tackle feral cat problem
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.