Feral Cats dare to be caught

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Cats, cats and more cats, the Divide fire station was packed with feral cats. In honor of Catch Us If You Can National Feral Cat Day Oct. 17, Teller County Regional Animal Shelter threw a fix-it party for feral cats.

By mid-morning, 20 cats had been sterilized and vaccinated for rabies. Most of the cats were caught and brought in by neighbors in the area.

“Some of these are inner-city cats, others live in rural areas,” said Allison DuVal, TCRAS volunteer who heads up the event for the shelter.

TCRAS is one of eight rescue groups in the Pikes Peak Region which sponsors the event. The goal is to spay and neuter 245 cats in the trap-and-release program. All of the cats, if they're not adopted, will be taken back to the area where they were caught.

In a three-month fundraising campaign, the rescue groups raised $4,200 for the sterilization/vaccine program.

In Divide, the shots were administered by Stuart Brubaker, DVM at Front Range Veterinary Clinic in Lakewood.

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