CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Even though cats are often cute and playful, in Cabot they're a nuisance for some. Roughly 4,500 feral cats roam the city and Cabot Animal Services will present a new plan to reduce the number.
Right now, if caught, these cats are euthanized. Animal Services Director Mike Wheeler wants to start a program where volunteers help manage the colonies of cats by getting them spayed or neutered and vaccinated. The program will provide the volunteers with assistance and discounted services.
"If their spayed, their neutered... all their hormone levels are intact and keeps them from spraying, all the late night howling, all the nuisance complaints associated with it now," said Wheeler.
Wheeler says he's applying for grants to offset the cost of the program. This program is not a done deal. Cabot City Council will take up the measure in January.