Carson City needs non-lethal cat management
Carson City - candidate for Trap-Neuter=RETURN-Manage (TNRM) for unowned cats and spay/neuter, identification, and containment where possible for owned cats.
Wild critters have it good this year
Nevada Appeal, Nevada - August 12, 2006
"This is when wild and domestic animals are loose," said Pat Wiggins, Carson City's animal services supervisor. "We're busy."Animal control officers pick up 20 feral cats a day alone. They also find a lot of raccoons, skunks and other wild critters, as well as escaped and abandoned house pets."People call us first," Wiggins said. "We deal with domestic animals, but if we can help with a wildlife call we try to do that."
Jack Spencer Jr., a supervisory wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Wildlife Service, also said Nevada has the nation's most fragile ecosystem because water usually is so scarce. When there is an abundance of water, the prey animals have a better chance of surviving because they don't have to travel as far to get to water sources, he said.