Regardless of their designation, the numbers of free-roaming cats seem to be all but out of control.
This year appears to be the year that
It was heartening to see so many groups at the initial meeting; The Bakersfield SPCA, Kern Humane Society, Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation, Bakersfield Cat Control, Orphaned Kitten Rescue, Kern County Animal Control, The Cat People and some folks managing feral colonies (whom I will not name as to not give away the location of the colonies). Forgive me if I missed anyone, as I did not have my notes with me as I was writing this. A dozen of so individuals all well-versed in the problem, all knowing that no one group will ever be large enough to tackle the issue on their own.
Thanks go to the Bakersfield SPCA for hosting this meeting. It was a great start.