The city of Delray Beach is trying to curb the number of stray cats prancing along the streets.
City officials say there are between 7,000 and 11,000 stray cats living in Delray Beach and that number can grow fast if we don't intervene.
Delray Beach Commissioner Juli Casale says the city has approved $25,000 for a TNVR program that will focus on trapping, neutering and vaccinating the wild cats.
Casale said, "One cat in four years can produce around 4,000 more, and the exponential growth is magnificent."
According to Peggy Adams, communities in Palm Beach County with a TNVR program have drastically reduced the growth of community cats. Those areas include places like the Town of Palm Beach.
"Ultimately long term it is less expensive to control the population then let it become out of control and take care of it," said Casale. "There are also health and safety issues if you have an overpopulation of cats in your city."
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