In an attempt to keep the feral cat population under control — and to mark National Feral Cat Day — a team of volunteers spent the weekend trapping, neutering and releasing the felines in the Aldergrove neighbourhood of Langley, B.C.
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TinyKittens, a Langley-based rescue society, estimates that 22,000 feral and free-living cats currently roam the area. It says most of them haven't been fixed.
Volunteers spent the weekend humanely trapping and taking in dozens of felines to sterilize and medically treat before releasing them once again into the wild or finding them forever homes.
The organization says this process will reduce behaviours like roaming, yowling, spraying or fighting, which will allow the community to better welcome these cats as neighbours.
The 'fix-a-thon' was livestreamed to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering.