- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix College is ending its efforts to control the feral cat population around its campus.

The Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/Ngtgkk ) cites school officials in reporting that the cat population has doubled despite efforts to reduce it.

School employees have spent the past several years trapping, neutering and returning the cats to the community.

They say the remaining cats were taken Sunday to the Arizona Humane Society, where they likely will be euthanized if not adopted.

Nearby residents, animal-rights groups and some college officials say stopping the program would only worsen the problem.

Experts estimate the metropolitan Phoenix area has as many as 200,000 feral cats.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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