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Maui Humane Society to launch cats sterilization effort

Maui Humane Society to launch cats sterilization effort Maui Humane Society to launch cats sterilization effort

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The Maui Humane Society is launching a massive cat sterilization effort targeting the island's overpopulation of feral cats.

The Maui News newspaper reports the organization's cat sterilization campaign is set to hold its first clinic in June. The organization hopes to trap and sterilize hundreds of feral cats every couple months for five years.

In June, organizers aim to sterilize 600 cats in a five-day period, with trapping efforts focused in the Kanaha area, which has an estimated 2000 unsterilized cats.

Maui Humane Society CEO Jerleen Bryant says the cat sterilization effort is being done on a magnitude never seen on the island.

For the effort, the organization has partnered with Animal Balance, a nonprofit group that advocates sterilization for population control of dogs and cats.

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