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What to Do About Loose Cats at Lathrop

by Barbara Walvoord

(First published in the Lathrop Lamp Post,  Oct. 8, 2016)

A resident recently saw a cat kill a bird on our campus and asked that I write about it.  The web photo at the top of this post shows what it looks like.

House cats kill 3.7 billion birds per year in the U.S. and are a major factor in the decline of songbirds. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/29/cats-wild-birds-mammals-study/1873871/). Domestic cats are among the world’s 100 worst invasive species (“A Plague of House Cats,” Smithsonian, Oct. 2016, p. 20). Continue reading What to Do About Loose Cats at Lathrop