Residents in north Columbus are on a neighborhood watch for feral cats wandering in their backyards.
“It’s a lot of issues that surround the feral cat population, but something needs to be done,” says Mike Gaymon, Columbus resident.
The number of feral cats has left some people on edge, hoping officials can make some type of action.
“We do rely heavily on the community to participate in the trap/neuter release,” says Courtney Pierce, Paws Humane Society Adoptions Director.
Paws Humane Society gets feral cats off the streets with the help of residents…but sometimes that can be tricky for various reasons.
“The health issues, rabies other issues, I’m not trained to catch feral cats,” says Gaymon.
Carol says she owns two cats herself, so she knows how hard it can be for the animals.
“They want to be fed and its cold and they are very pathetic looking sitting out there shivering, but I cannot let them in,” says Carol Basset, Columbus resident.
“If we have already vaccinated, spayed or neutered then it’s going to have a left ear tip, it just means the top portion of the ear has been surgically removed just so we can tell from a distance who has been done and who hasn’t, says Pierce.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the paws humane society community cat program, you can contact a coordinator at 678-689-4323.