Jefferson: Feral cat program needs volunteers

PORT TOWNSEND — Eight kittens were recently found on a rooftop, abandoned by their mother and starving to death.

They’re among the hundreds of wild cats which roam Jefferson County, fighting for territory and scavenging for food. The kittens were lucky they were found early enough to be domesticated.

Many others cats will always shy away from humans while scavenging from them.

Feral cats don’t cause much of a threat to humans as they fend for themselves, but they do mate and bring more cats into a harsh world.

Volunteers throughout Jefferson County are rounding up feral cats — one or two at a time — so veterinarians can spay or neuter them.

The Feral Cat Division of the Jefferson County Animal Services Auxiliary will trap wild cats for residents, but the volunteers stipulate that residents seeking assistance promise to continue caring for the cats.

The full report appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News Jefferson County edition. Click on “Subscribe” to have your copy delivered to your home or office.

More in News

A vehicle inches its way down a hill in the 100 block of South Liberty Street in Port Angeles after snow coated much of the North Olympic Peninsula on Thursday morning. Unsettled weather and chilly conditions are forecast into next week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Snow totals modest, spotty on most of Peninsula

Driving dangerous in some areas

Tyler Gage photographs a fire engine while Adam DeFilippo finishes decorating the old fire engine in preparation for two Operation Candy Cane programs in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Operation Candy Cane launched by firefighters

Two departments gathering donations in Port Angeles; Sequim starts Monday

Clean Fuel Standard and Climate Commitment Act set to launch Jan. 1

Regulations intended to meet emissions goals

Raccoon Lodge gets options for preservation

Artist has until Dec. 30 to decide piece’s future

Fire District 3 to add battalion chiefs, firefighters

Officials mulling levy lid lift in 2023

U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement chase boats follow the ferry MV Coho during an armed passenger drill on Tuesday near the mouth of Port Angeles Harbor.
MV Coho part of drill

Two 45-foot response boats and a 29-foot response boat from U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Man airlifted to Harborview following 104 wreck

A Moses Lake man was upgraded from critical to serious… Continue reading

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Forks to Canada

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 42-year-old woman in critical… Continue reading

Accused murder likely to have lesser charges dropped

Lesser charges filed against an Agnew man accused of… Continue reading

Most Read