Washington rescue traps feral cats and finds them jobs

58aa70f09815a-imageSEATTLE – Barb Horton’s passion for the past 15 years has been finding homes and jobs for abandoned cats. She’s introduced one, a handsome, gray-and-white tom named “Tor” that was dumped several weeks earlier and that was adjusting to a new home in a neighborhood with a rat problem.

A decade ago, an abandoned or stray cat picked up by Animal Control would almost certainly have been euthanized. That was even more true for the wild or feral cats who roam neighborhoods and vacant lots, get into cat fights and have as many as three litters of kittens a year. These cats aren’t cuddly or adoptable: They’re wary of humans and aggressive when threatened, and often stick to the shadows.

Horton tries to place suitable feral cats in barns, shops or warehouses — anywhere with a rodent problem that will keep the cats active and, most important, alive.


Read more at The Pueblo Chieftain.

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