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  • Writer's pictureWendy De la Garza

Love your cats and the native songbirds P.S.A.

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Believe it or not, cats (Felis catus) are predators and an invasive species. They are the number 1 killer of native birds. Cats kill between 1 and 4 billion birds. At our house, they are the number 1 killer of lizards. In America, hundreds of millions of them. We have lizard carcasses all over our house—that gross me out. Our indoor cats still visit the screened back porch. And so do the lizards!

This truly sweet cat we volunteered to help adopt out today at the Humane Society is absolutely capable of bird hunting.

If you see a feral cat, you can help by calling your local Chapter for its rescue. If the cat is your pet, keep it indoors. This will also protect it from other predators, cars, and diseases (and from spreading diseases).

Our 4 rescue cats are still happy inside, living longer lives.

If there are homeless feral cats in your neighborhood, please call your local Humane Society to trap and rescue them.

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