Different Ways To Humanely Control The Cat Population
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.