The Southland city of Gore is overrun by colonies of feral cats that are roaming the streets and inflicting complications for locals.
Glenys Dickson from the Gore District Council mentioned the problem must be handled correctly earlier than it turns into a disaster.
“Quite quite a lot of individuals in the neighborhood are utilizing their very own sources to chip and de-sex a few of these cats. The concern is there and I feel it is time that we handled it,” Dickson advised Newshub Late.
Dickson mentioned there must be extra schooling supplied for individuals who wish to personal a cat and extra data on the duty behind proudly owning one.
“I feel we’d like to get our head round educating individuals and actually I do not assume individuals realise there’s a problem and so they do not desex their cats and in fact, they’re spreading fairly quickly. Cats can have two litters a yr and 6 kittens. The variety of cats is rising yr by yr.”
She mentioned feral and stray cats carry all styles of illnesses which will be dangerous to each home cats and people.