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LA Community Cats is a 501.(c)3 that has been established to honor and recognize feral cats as community cats. In a perfect world, all cats would have a home. Unfortunately, abandoned cats that end up living on the street for a period of time become feral and therefore, unadoptable. Rather than euthanize feral cats, we need to stabilize their population by (TNR) trapping, spaying/neutering & returning these cats to outdoor areas or colonies where they can do what they do best: prevent an overpopulation of rats.

The benefits of encouraging citizens to accept responsibility for the feral/community cats in their neighborhood are multiple: 1) the pressure is lifted off Animal Control and the overcrowded shelters; 2) rodents are humanely kept in check by the cats rather than chemical pest control that is highly toxic to the environment and results in the mutation into a deadlier breed of rat; 3) a reduction in rodents means a lowering of health risks in the community. Today's rodents are carriers of much more than Yersinia pestis/bubonic plague - the fatal Leptospirosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Murine Typhus, Rat Bite Fever, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and Eosinophilic Meningitis. The bubonic plague/Black Death in Western Europe during the 14th Century is our historical precedent. The main carriers of this infectious disease were flea-infested rats. Hundreds of people were wiped out in a day resulting in the loss of a third of the population in a matter of two years.
Where were the cats during the Middle Ages? Prior to the bubonic plague, religious extremists did such a negative spin on cats by labeling them instruments of the devil, that Western Europe eliminated the cats. Without the cats, the disease-carrying rats flourished - a perfect recipe for an epidemic.
Though we have antibiotics for diseases transported by the rats, resistance to those same antibiotics is on the rise. Nor can we feel secure in knowing there would be sufficient antibiotic supplies to handle a widespread outbreak of infectious disease.

That's why LA Community Cats believes it is critical to teach respect for cats - the natural rat-busters with a success record dating back thousands of years. Cats are honorable for their beauty and their critical assistance in helping to maintain disease-free communities. We two-legged citizens need to give back to our four-legged brethren for the valuable role they play in society. To that end, LA Community Cats will work with local municipalities and state government to get the official acknowledgement of feral cats as community cats that are worthy of proper caretaking by the citizenry.
The ultimate goal of LA Community Cats is to establish 1) a sanctuary and 2) educational resource center for professionals and the public to learn about the invaluable services provided by feral/community cats. The same site would also serve as 3) an employment center where community cats would be adopted out for pest control for homes, businesses and city, state and federal properties.

LA Community Cats currently relies on tax deductible donations to offset the cost of: feeding feral cat colonies; purchasing humane traps for TNR; spaying and neutering at local veterinarians.