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Havre animal shelter addressing cat problem


October 26, 2018

The Havre Animal Shelter has begun a program aimed at reducing the feral cat population that is becoming a major issue in the community.

Havre Animal Control Officer Peter Federspiel said the problem is a mixture of a growing cat population as well as an inability to get cats adopted quickly. By comparison, 97 percent of dogs that come in to the shelter are adopted, Federspiel added.

Live traps have been set to catch feral cats, Federspiel said, adding that the traps are simple and humane. Cat food is placed inside a cage and once the cat goes into the cage, the trap door is sprung shut,...

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