The Humane Society of Manatee County offers the following tips for area residents to help control the feral cat population:
n Have your cat spayed or neutered, even if it is an indoor cat.
n Keep your cats indoors and provide them with opportunities to exercise and play.
n Identify your cat with a collar, tag and microchip.
n If your cat is lost, contact area shelters immediately.
n If there are free-roaming cats creating a nuisance in your neighborhood or near your business, contact the Humane Society.
n Never abandon your cat. Call a shelter for help.