Trap, Neuter, Release on Puget Island
February 2, 2023
Jenny Martin of Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group and another volunteer, Lynette Wright, trapped seven feral cats on George and Nell Coulson's Puget Island property as part of a Trap, Neuter, Release program on Thursday morning, including this orange tom affectionately referred to as Garfield. It was clear the Coulsons cared about the cats, which they somehow inherited after a neighbor passed away, but feral cats have long been a problem on Puget Island and volunteers are hoping to manage the population over time using TNR. WAAG is undertaking these measures once a month and hopes to neuter 150 cats in the county a year before releasing them back into their environment, Martin said. Photo by Diana Zimmerman.