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Controlling stray cats


Cedar Rapids (KWWL)- Last springs floods caused the stray cat population in Cedar Rapids to boom.

Many cats took shelter in abandoned homes in flood-damaged neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids. Some were pets that owners could not find during the flood.

A plan still to be approved by the city council would catch the stray cats, vaccinate and sterilize the felines to slow the breeding cycle. Each cat costs about $50 to treat.

"I think that's great because i think we are going to have an over-population. It's going to be just incredible. But for the time being during the winter we want them to have food and water," Sue Moses of Cedar Rapids said.

Supporters say cats offer rodent control, particularly in abandoned buildings in flood zones. Volunteers can contact the Iowa Humane Alliance.


Online Producer: Maria Magner

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