Star Tribune reported that across the metro area, feral cats are a growing nuisance and public health risk according to community groups and animal control workers. . Statistics and estimates suggest that there could be anywhere from half a million to a million feral cats roaming the Twin Cities, reported Star Tribune.
Eyewitness news 5 reported that Minnesota's recent mild winters may have helped thecats reproduce at abnormal rates, packing animal shelters to capacity and forcing more officials to deal with this problem
The solution by animal-rights groups is trapping, spaying or neutering the cats, then vaccinating and releasing them. It keeps the cats alive, but is effective in decreasing population in the future years, Star Tribune reported.