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Catch and release program stabilizing feral cat population


February 4, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Peter Federspiel of the Havre Animal Shelter takes a look at Norman the cat before releasing her behind the Super 8 Hotel Friday, in Havre. Someone in the area named the cat Norman before the animal shelter determined she was a girl.

After loading up his work truck with full pet carriers Friday morning, Havre Animal Control Officer Peter Federspiel took a quick ride down Second Street to release half a dozen cats behind the Super 8 Hotel west of downtown Havre.

The six spayed or neutered felines given their freedom in the Super 8 parking lot are a drop in the bucket compared to the nearly 400 that have been sterilized since the Havre Animal Shelter began their initiative to curb the ever-growing population of feral cats in Havre.

After Kitty Keepers, a local cat shelter, closed in April 2015, the population of feral c...

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