Connie Welker, a cat lover all her life, joined a local cat adoption organization four years ago.
But Welker doesn’t especially want the public to know which one right now. And when you hear what she deals with every day, you’ll know why.
Welker has a big problem, but cats aren’t it. People are her migraine. Stark human irresponsibility is cramming shelters, rescue organizations and humane societies past the bursting point with felines, creating a terrible situation in King County and across the nation.
“It was bad to start with because I didn’t realize there were that many animals, especially cats,” Welker said. “But in the last year-and-a-half, it has been devastating. There are so many stray animals out there, particularly cats, that I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start to name a number. And Auburn happens to be one of the worst places.”