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Best Hope for the Kitties: Trap-Neuter-Release and Foster Care Programs

Austin, we have a problem: cats. And, specifically, feral cats – homeless cats that live in our alleys and yards that have had little, if any, positive human interaction. There's no real way to know how many of these felines actually live in the ATX, but, by anecdotal wisdom, experts say the number could surpass 100,000. For reals. Thankfully there are those among us who are working hard to get those cats fixed, identified, and, when possible, tamed, socialized, and moved into loving homes. Chief among those groups is the Austin Humane Society, which has spayed and neutered more than 14,000 cats as part of its free trap-neuter-release program, overseen by Austin's own feral cat guru Leticia Stivers. Also, the fabulous ladies behind the AHS foster-adoption program headed up by Heather Allard work day in and day out to make Austin a healthier and safer place for felines and humans alike. It's a big job, but somebody's got to do it – and this team does it well.

Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson, 512/646-7387,,

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