El Paso's "feral" cat problem is about to get a whole lot bigger, and I've come up with four ways to stop it. Don't forget to let us know if you have any ways of your own in the POLL at the end.

Last November, a report from our partners at KVIA ABC 7 News said that El Paso's feral cat problem could be getting a lot worse in 2022.

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That's because the breeding season of El Paso's "community cats," as they're called, is usually from March to October.

However, animal services said that El Paso cats were STILL giving birth up until December of last year.

These cats normally can have up to 12 kittens a year, but with those extra few months, litters could be as big as 16 kittens per cat this year, which could then potentially lead to an exponential rise in the stray, or "feral" cats, population.

So with this looming "cat-astrophic" event on our horizon, I've come up with four ways for getting rid of our resident pussycats.


FERAL DOGS

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Never, ones to get along, cats and dogs generally fight like, well, cats and dogs. So why not use the cat's natural enemy against it? I say release the hounds, and "let slip the dogs of war!" We'll just cross the feral dog bridge when we get to it.


HIRE ALF

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Step 1: Find a way to contact Melmac

Step 2: Hire enough ALF's to cover every corner of El Paso, from Alameda to Mesa.

Step 3: Call sanitation to clean up the mess.


GIVE THEM TO JOANNA

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Our wonderful producer on the Buzz Adams Morning Show, Joanna has a big heart for cats and an even bigger spare room. You don't even have to ask, just drop them off knowing they've found a loving home and a professional cat lady.


JUST SPAY/ NEUTER YOUR PETS, PEOPLE

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Or, you could just do the right and sensible thing, and get your cat spayed. For more information about spaying and neutering check out the resources below. El Paso Animal Services even have a feral cat program where you can help report stray or abandoned feral cats.

El Paso Animal Services

El Paso Humane Society

Mobile Pet Veterinary Services of El Paso

Don't forget to let us know if you have any ideas of your own in the POLL below.



 

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