Cats http://wunc.org en Man Opens Shooting Range Next To Cat Refuge: Internet Gets Angry http://wunc.org/post/man-opens-shooting-range-next-cat-refuge-internet-gets-angry <p>Siglinda Scarpa walks me through the main house at The Goathouse Refuge, when a golden yellow cat that looks a lot like all the other 200+ cats starts rubbing against both of our legs, purring the way cats purr.</p><p>"Hey, Mimi," says Scarpa (presumably this is the cat's name), "What do you say? Stop that shooting range!" Scarpa chuckles.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:46:27 +0000 Eric Mennel 37629 at http://wunc.org Man Opens Shooting Range Next To Cat Refuge: Internet Gets Angry “Kitten Season” Is Coming, And Animal Services Says That’s A Problem http://wunc.org/post/kitten-season-coming-and-animal-services-says-s-problem <p></p><p><a href="http://www.co.orange.nc.us/animalservices/" target="_blank">Orange County Animal Services</a> is looking for ideas from the public to handle the pet-overpopulation problem.</p><p></p><p>Director Bob Morotto said many cats are "unaffiliated" with a specific owner and haven't been spayed. They have high mortality rates and can spread disease to domesticated cats.</p><p></p><p>Morotto said the coming warm weather means "kitten season" is around the corner.&nbsp; That's when cats begin having litters on litters, causing the population to spike.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:39:47 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31541 at http://wunc.org “Kitten Season” Is Coming, And Animal Services Says That’s A Problem New Policy To Control Feral Cats In Wake County http://wunc.org/post/new-policy-control-feral-cats-wake-county <p>In the past, Wake County euthanized all unwanted cats. But not anymore. The county is adopting a new approach to control its feral cat population.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid: </strong>Feral cats are unsocialized. They can't live indoors. This new policy allows private animal groups the right to trap, neuter, vaccinate and then return these alley cats to the outdoors.&nbsp; The Wake Audobon Society opposes the plan. It fears more outdoor cats will mean fewer birds. But, Pam Miller says that's not true.<br> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2368 at http://wunc.org