Troy’s “Operation Snip” aims to neuter stray cats, control population
March 22, 2012
An upstate New York city along the Hudson River aims to round up 150 stray cats, neuter them, and set them free in a population control program dubbed “Operation Snip.”
Troy City Council President Lynn Kopka says the program is a collaboration with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, the Rensselaer County Humane Society and other animal care groups.
Kopka says the overpopulation of feral cats is a concern to residents and businesses throughout Troy. South Troy has been identified by the Humane Society as one of the region’s hot spots for free-roaming kittens being born.
On six days in April, the organizations hope to trap about 25 cats a day for surgery and rabies vaccinations. The wild cats, considered unadoptable, will later be returned to where they were trapped.
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