If you think that a colony of cute feral cats are just a warm and fuzzy bunch of felines, think again. Cats in the U.S. destroy a median of 2.4 billion birds a years plus 2.3 billion mammals, reptiles and amphibians. And, the most destructive cats are feral. Once removed, the wild cats in Reed’s canyon should not be returned to it, even if they have been neutered, but should be given to willing pet owners or euthanized. Perhaps the introduction of a single, neutered coyote wouldn’t be a bad idea, just to even things out.
—Elizabeth Erickson, parent