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Why is spay & neutering important?
Spay & Neutering is the single most effective tool in controlling the over population of cats and dogs. Studies have proven, without question, that spay & neutering controls over population more than euthanizing animals.
How can that be true?
If you clear an alley of feral cats by whatever means, other animals are drawn to the scents of the alley. New animals take over the alley and populate even more than before.
What you want to do is take un-fixed animals out of their environment, fix them and put them back where you found them. This is called trap and release.
What can I do with animals while they recover?
Ask a friend, a family member or take it in yourself if possible.
Other options include foster program's like -