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Different Ways To Humanely Control The Cat Population

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According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASCPA®), almost 3.5 million cats enter animal shelters nationwide each year. Of those, more than a million are euthanized. In Greater Cincinnati shelters, thousands of cats are euthanized annually.

A female cat left unspayed can have up to twelve kittens in a single year. Spaying and neutering cats can help control overpopulation and reduce the number of cats that are abandoned and euthanized.

Here to talk about ways to manage the cat population are Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic (OAR) Community Cats Program Director, Charlotte White-Hull, and Project Leader of Cincy Healthy Pets and nationally recognized pet expert, Ali McLennan.

Another advocate for cats, the Joanie Bernard Foundation, supports a network of no-kill cat shelters. Their campaign, Give Them Ten, helps you locate free spay and neuter options in your area.