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Cat overpopulation pyramid, while not accurate portrays just how much of a national crisis cat overpopulation is 0

How many cats can come about from one cat? Take pause before throwing out the numbers

BJ Bangs How many cats can come about from one cat in 7 years? Can it really be 420,000 kittens? The numbers are exponential, but one needs to take pause when throwing out what the numbers because they may not be valid. It’s...

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Maine shelters deal with tens of thousands of cats each year; 27 percent euthanized

BJ Bangs There’s no doubt Maine has a cat problem. A recent survey conducted by Maine’s Animal Welfare Program, there were thousands of dogs in Maine shelters last year. That compares to tens of thousands of cats. Twenty seven percent of animals that...

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Microchips, responsible pet ownership

BJ Bangs Low cost microchip clinics are springing up around the country. Owners should take heed – these are not GPS units with batteries that can tell you where Fido or Fluffy are at any given moment (proven controversial for pet health at...

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Spay/Neuter will prevent explosive cat overpopulation

BJ Bangs March is Kitten Season It’s March, and kitten season is upon us. With longer and warmer days, cats and dogs instinctively start to mate and the cycle continues through fall and sometimes into the winter. The result: a lot of new...

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