A better solution for feral cats.

Re: “Feral Cats: What to Do if They Come to You,” Vol. 40, No. 4, July 2019.

Trapping cats is not a good idea. You never know who you will trap – it could be the neighbour’s pet. Only 18 percent of cats turned into Animal Care and Control ever make it home. If a person doesn’t want cats in their flower beds, coffee grounds or cayenne pepper will deter them. People can also keep a water bottle by the door to spray the cats, or just hissing and chasing them off works too. If we didn’t have feral cats our homes would be overrun by mice. Would you prefer cats or mice?

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Janis Irwin MLA

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