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Groups taking on the problem of cat overpopulation in Cayuga County

A volunteer group is tackling the cat overpopulation problem in the city of Auburn.

Clair Lovell with Auburn NY Cats made a presentation to the City Council at its meeting Thursday night. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the group is modeled after one in Moravia that’s had good success using the TNR model, trap, neuter, release.

Many people turned to pets for companionship during the lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, then abandoned them when it became too much to care for them. Also, many spay and neuter clinics were not able to be held during the pandemic.

The Moravia group is currently seeking nominations for one of a number of $2,000 grants being awarded. The deadline to nominate The Cat Program for grant is May 17. Find out more on their Facebook page.

Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason below.