Some concerned senior citizens have been doing trap-neuter-return — or TNR to deal with the cat population in Sarasota, DeSoto and Charlotte countries, according to the Herald Tribune.
Barb McCarten, 76, and Connie Thomas, 72 made a choice to spend sleepless nights and days to deliver this mission that would need their physical and emotional strength.
“If it weren’t for them, we’d really be in bad shape as a community,” says Gary Berkowitz, one of many Venice veterinarians providing low-cost spay, neuter as well as other medical assistance to the cats that McCarten and Thomas help.
“We’re in bad shape anyway because we have so many feral cats, but without them, forget about it. This area would be overrun.”
The team is doing a great job of dealing with a problem that resulted from an economic recession and for misunderstanding of the feral cat’s nature.