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Focusing Our Efforts

Cats on the Street


Through our support services, we have the potential to make zero-population growth a reality at the Port of Los Angeles. This is one of our key areas of focus at POLACAT. In 2021, the City of Los Angeles formally accepted the Trap-Neuter-Return, or 'TNR,' approach to help manage the stray and feral cat population. At the time the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was conducted, there were an estimated 1 million to 3 million stray and feral cats in the City of Los Angeles. Authorized non-profits and private parties are now legally allowed to spay or neuter feral or stray cats using accredited veterinarian services as part of colony management.

Stray cat lying on train railways in Vietnam


Education and outreach are also key to reducing the number of stray and feral cats. In many areas surrounding the Port of Los Angeles, people still abandon cats at beaches and industrial areas. This practice is not only illegal, but basically condemns the cat to an incredibly harsh and hazardous life without consistent access to food, fresh water or shelter. Please help us spread the word that Los Angeles Animal Services no longer charges a surrender fee, any animal may be surrendered 24 hours a day, and as of May 2022, the total 'save rate' for the department approached 90%. (May 2022 Woof Stat Report, Statistics Los Angeles Animal Services)  

Surrendering a cat to a City shelter can literally save that cat's life and give them a chance to find a new home. 

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