Opinion: West Central Stray Cats Need Our Help

Holmes Elementary

Stray cats: Why are there so many? Stray cats are usually abandoned household animals. There are 60 – 100 million stray cats in the U.S. And also the government wants cats out of the environment. 

Cats are being blamed for killing wildlife. In the early 1900s, welfare stepped forward to control the wild cat population. 

Now let’s hear from an expert, Nance Van Winckel, who lives two blocks from Holmes Elementary. Nance estimates,“There are about 20 – 30 wild cats around two blocks, so imagine how many are in the city.” Nance thinks “this situation won’t change.” 

Stray cats don’t die of age, usually attacked by other animals or hit by cars, disease, or starvation. Most people don’t adopt stray cats because disease. So I think they should open a program to treat these diseases. That’s why I suggest we give these poor cats a home.

Illustration by Navaya

Illustration by Navaya