Kern County Animal Control says feral cat program saving lives

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Kern County Animal Control is one month into its new feral cat program designed to save lives, and now the agency has released the stats.

According to Jen Woodard, the director of Animal Control, 107 feral cats have been taken in since July 1.

"This is sort of a progressive program that's been around for many years elsewhere," said Woodard. "So, for Kern County, we're a little bit late to the game, but better late than never."

Of those 107, seven have been euthanized. That's down from 221 euthanized feral cats in July of 2012.

So far, 63 feral cats have been trapped, neutered and rescued, thanks to the new program.