Feral cats have invaded Coney Island, taking up residence anywhere they can find it—in empty buildings, on private property, under the boardwalk, and under the hoods of cars, the Post reports. “The feral population there is tremendous; there’s a lot more that needs to be done,” the head of a group called Neighborhood Cats told the paper (which buried the lede—there’s a group in Coney Island called Neighborhood Cats?!) The paper says the “slow death of the amusement area” has given the cats free reign of the neighborhood; in January, a clan of gray cats hit the streets when their home, the Henderson Building, was demolished.
Too many cats, of course, lead to overpopulated animal shelters, where the unadopted animals are put down. So now would be the time to adopt a Coney Kitty and make sure it’s neutered! Or go catch some yourself; NYC Feral Cat is offering workshops in the coming weeks with such names as “Bottle Feeding and Care of Orphaned Kittens” and “Taming Feral Kittens 8 Weeks Old and Under.”