// Sunday, 17 August 2014 18:33 //
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A cat with a notched ear - indicated it has been fixed - lounges on a Spanish Town property Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The animal shelter is proposing a controversial program to pick up stray cats and spay/neuter them before returning them to their neighborhoods in an effort to keep euthanasia down. This strategy has been informally employed in Spanish Town for years to keep reproduction at bay.
EBR eyes program to spay, neuter ‘community cats’

In an effort to lower the staggering number of stray cats that are euthanized every year in Baton Rouge, the parish animal shelter is trying to introduce a trap, spay or neuter and release program that would allow homeless felines to be returned to neighborhoods as “community cats.

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