Wake County, NC and surrounding counties should take a cue from Fairfax County, VA. Way to go Fairfax County. More proof positive that TNR (trap-neuter-return) works. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2012/011912trapneuterreturn.htm
Commentary from Alley Cats and Angels on TNR: The benefits of TNR are many—for the cats and their caregivers, as well as the community in which the ferals reside; these benefits include less noise from mating behavior and fighting, less roaming, less spraying from males, and a ...more manageable colony that stabilizes over time due to attrition. Most importantly, TNR reduces the number of feral and stray cats in our community in both the short- and long-term by preventing future litters from being born, which in turn helps lower the number of cats/kittens killed in shelters each year. TNR is not only the most compassionate solution to the feral cat overpopulation problem, it is also the most practical way of stabilizing a colony.
In addition to providing the best life for the feral cats, TNR also saves the government money by not having to house and then kill feral cats because local animal lovers and rescue organizations are already using donations to implement TNR programs. TNR is the proverbial win-win for both cats and people. TNR is the only effective, long-term strategy for humanely controlling the population of feral or free roaming cats.