Feral cats are paw-sitively an issue in Lansing

By Meg Dedyne
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

Juan Loaiza was taking out his trash one night and noticed a few cats by his garbage. A weeks few later he noticed something strange ­— double the cats and kittens. Living on the south side of Lansing, Loaiza said he was used to seeing a few cats around his neighborhood but that it was getting out of control. “One night there are nine cats and the next night it seems like there’s 38 cats,” Loaiza said. “It’s a public safety issue because people in our neighborhood have small children and all of these cats have diseases.”

Loaiza said that the biggest problem with these cats is the fact that the government doesn’t take care of them and that no one will come out and get the cats.