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A humane approach to controlling feral cats

Excellent editorial, “Try new approach to feral cat control,” (March 15), regarding humane means of addressing feral cat populations.

The Naval Submarine Base has stated it seeks a humane solution to the number of feral cats on its grounds. Most sensible, ethical people will trap (with correct equipment) and have the cats spayed or neutered and vaccinated (as I've done successfully) through the aid of responsible animal welfare groups.

Cats make for great friends, terrific company, and they are also the best defense against Lyme disease, preying on mice that harbor the larvae form of the tick. Several rescue groups have offered assistance to the base on this matter, and The Day offers a humane solution put out by Tufts University. It may take some work, but it's worth it! 

Nicholas Checker

Waterford

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