where the wild things are

Thousands of feral cats roam the county


 Kate Hurley has been a cat lover her whole life, which led her to take a job as an animal control officer in Santa Cruz County some 30 years ago.
She enjoyed the adventurous aspects of the job in the semi-rural county, like rescuing opossums from washing machines, trapping rattlesnakes that frightened people and catching injured seagulls.
But one thing she hated was euthanizing the majority of cats she brought in. She said it was hard to be someone who loves cats and also be responsible fo...

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