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Cathy Plucker, left, and Jane Nygaard demonstrate how they set live traps to catch feral cats in New London. Once the cats are trapped, Nygaard, a semi-retired veterinarian, spays, neuters and releases the animals. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Dealing with New London’s feral cats: Volunteers capture, sterilize, feed and inoculate town’s feline colonies

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NEW LONDON –– They usually slink around the dumpsters and alleys of New London at night.

Sometimes working in pairs and sometimes alone, they set live traps laced with cans of pungent food in tall grass or alongside the back-street buildings at the prime time of dusk.


After the sun has long set they’ll return to see if they’ve been successful or not.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750