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Volunteer cat lovers address challenge of feline overpopulation

 

January 2, 2019

DORIS GARRON, left, and Vicki Lindley are founders and leaders of the KATA team.

For some, retirement is a period of life to rest, catch up on projects around the house, and travel.

But two Sweet Home residents might be working harder than they ever have, and not for pay.

Doris Garron and Vicki Lindley, founders of a nonprofit called Kitty Angel Team Adoption, receive calls for help all day, every day, to take in unwanted cats, catch strays in perilous predicaments, and trap feral felines for spaying and neutering.

The two have been working together since the late 1990s to reduce cat overpopulation in Sweet Home, and rely on a network of volunteers in Linn County to fo...



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