Feral Cats Are Taking Over the City

While you were distracted by the inevitability of the zombie apocalypse, Philadelphia’s feral cat population was multiplying into an army hellbent on city domination. Since the 1980s, the population of “free-roaming” cats has grown significantly. In Philly, many consider the issue a public health concern as packs of up to 40 cats are largely left to their own devices. A number of organizations disagree on what should be done about the issue. Cat advocates want to find homes for the animals and hope to spay and neuter adult cats that will live out their lives. Bird advocates are upset because saving the cats means that more birds will die. Then, if more birds die, old ladies everywhere will be left with spiders that riggle and jiggle and tickle inside them. [Inquirer]