“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.'"
Joni and Lynne, another volunteer, trapped 11 cats and kittens over the next few days. They planned to take them to get spayed and neutered ASAP. But there was a slight change in plans, Joni said: “Lynne called and said, 'I think one of these cats is pregnant … and I mean very very pregnant.’”