Feral Feline Coalition limiting overpopulation in Jackson County
It’s kitten season, the time of year when cats are breeding and having litters of kittens.
Since 2017, the Feral Feline Coalition has worked to control the cat population in Jackson County by capturing, neutering, and releasing cats.
You can spot them every Saturday at the fresh market in Ocean Springs educating the public on their mission of controlling populations, changing animal cruelty laws, and overseeing and caring for identified colonies.
A female cat can have up to eight kittens per litter and between two to three litters per year.
The best time to fix cats living in your community was a couple months ago, but the second-best time is today.
Feral Feline Coalition member Tasia Kenosky shares important information on how to tell if a cat has been fixed. “The easiest way to tell if a feral cat has been spayed or neutered is the ear tip. Usually, it’s on the left ear, just looks like the tip of the ear has been cut off. That should be pretty apparent somewhat close up. Now you don’t need to worry about them because they’ve been fixed and are being taken care of. Now the unaltered cats, you’ll want to get with one of the local groups.”
The Feral Feline Coalition is 100 percent donation driven and every dollar they collect goes back out to fixing and caring for the cats.
There are other groups like this throughout the Coast. If you live in Harrison County reach out to Fixin’ the Gulf Coast or contact your local humane society.