A partnership between Petco in West Ocean City and the Town Cats organization of Worcester County resulted in the opening of a new cat adoption center this week.
“We are very excited about this new outlet for our rescued cats and kittens and think it will serve the Ocean City community well,” said Town Cats representative Chris Aument.
Officially founded in 1998, Town Cats is the evolution of several independent efforts that began in 1992 to manage the area’s feral cat population and breeding.
“Before  it was just ad hoc,” said Town Cats representative Jeanne Donovan.
Town Cats was formed with the “primary mission” of promoting the spaying and neutering of feral cats as well as providing food, shelter and vaccinations. However, population control isn’t perfect and excess breeding remains a problem, according to Donovan.
“Everyone always has cats and kittens available for adoption,” she said.
By agreeing to manage the cat adoption center that Petco opened on Tuesday, Town Cats representatives said that they hope to find caring homes for felines that might otherwise wind up on the street or euthanized.
While they may have had some hard luck, Aument stressed that the cats are all healthy and perfect for adoption.
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