Group wants to stem Anchorage feral cat population


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A nonprofit animal group is campaigning to lower the number of feral cats in Anchorage by catching them, spaying or neutering them, then returning them to the streets.

Reports say the group behind the effort is called Mojo's Help, which was co-founded by Shannon Basner.

The group typically helps special-needs pets like her dog Mojo, which used a wheelchair.

Basner says feral cats also are special-needs animals because of their avoidance of human interaction.

Her group is seeking to have a city law changed to allow spaying and neutering of feral cats.

The Anchorage Animal Control Board has heard the group's idea, but hasn't taken a stance on the issue.