HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - Holland's animal control department has fewer resources these days to deal with a variety of complaints, including feral cats. However, now a group of animal advocates is hoping to start a new rescue shelter, which would be the first in the city to care for the homeless cats.
Claudia Sayers feeds and shelters stray cats in her Holland trailer park everyday.
"I counted one morning, there were 28 cats and kittens on my little patio that came to eat, and that was only the breakfast," says Sayers.
Many times feral cats get euthanized, but a new program would help care for them instead.
"When you go into an area and just kill all the cats, there's a vacuum, and more cats will move in," says Carleen Everett-Bauer, Founder of Best Pals Animal Rescue.
Bauer says the answer is getting the animals fixed instead of killing them.