“The city is filled with feral and abandoned cats," Joni Nelson, founder of BFF, who has been rescuing cats for over 30 years, told The Dodo. “We got lots of calls about feral cats in backyards. Just getting rid of them is what most people want us to do.”
Most of BFF’s volunteers are in charge of feeding the city’s needy cats; only four volunteers, including Joni, know how to trap feral cats. “I got a call about this yard," Joni said. "When I walked in the yard, and there were so many cats and kittens. I spoke to the man, who said, 'It’s out of control, they’re everywhere.'"