In 2009 PBIC counted 600 cats on the Island. We have just completed another census and it showed 498 cats. The program is working just as we hoped it would. So far this season we have identified just 26 kittens born and they have all been trapped. Field Director Wink and Feeding Crew leader Damian are diligently trapping to catch the remaining 2 mothers. Please call 512-4884 if you see any kittens.
I spoke to the country’s leading TNR expert, Dr. Julie Levy, concerning new protocols for testing community cats for feline leukemia. I explained where our program is today and learned that she just doesn’t hear about such success. It is due to many factors. We owe it to our donors, volunteers, Board, supportive town government, excellent staff and a big factor is that we are an island that creates a border for our cat population. Thanks to all of you who have helped make this humane program the success it is today.