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Albany Humane Society implements initiative to reduce number of stray cats

One of the cats at the humane society. (Source: WALB) One of the cats at the humane society. (Source: WALB)
Jonathon Sizemore talks about the TNR initiative. (Source: WALB) Jonathon Sizemore talks about the TNR initiative. (Source: WALB)
Another cat waits to be adopted at the humane society. (Source: WALB) Another cat waits to be adopted at the humane society. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It's kitten season and the Albany Humane Society has a new initiative to try to reduce the number of stray cats in town.

The humane society just started the Trap, Neuter and Return initiative in Albany.

The new initiative encourages people to take stray cats they see, bring them into the humane society and local vets will neuter the cats.

The humane society will return the cats back to the neighborhood where they were trapped.  

Albany Humane Society Executive Director Jonathan Sizemore said they have a much better chance of survival there.

"This month alone we've had about 208 kittens that have come into our shelter, and that's just from cats that haven't been fixed. So, they're breeding. We want to try and offer a program to the citizens of Albany that will help to relieve that," explained Sizemore.

The Albany Humane Society started the initiative in Dougherty County back in March.

They've decided to now try it in the city. 

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