Stray cats roam Tempe


May Felty, Reporter

Tempe is a city inhabited not only by humans, but by many populations of feral cats. Often hiding within urban spaces, cats have made homes for themselves — in alleyways, neighborhoods, public libraries, and at ASU. Stray cats have even been spotted on the campus of McClintock.
The City of Tempe created the Community Cat Management Program to help control and protect Tempe’s feline inhabitants. It aims to keep populations from growing without harming existing colonies, minimize any negative effects or complaints associated with the presence of local cats, and inform the public about stray cat populations.If you have a cat colony-related concern, or if you’d like more information about Tempe’s program, email [email protected], or call 480-858-7387. Information about feral cats is also provided on the city’s website.