SACO, Maine — Police are warning residents of Saco that animal control officials will be removing feral cats from the Camp Ellis area of the city over the next week.
Police Chief Brad Paul said in a news release that he advises residents of the area who have cats who tend to go outdoors to place collars on them containing their name and address.
“The police department will provide collars to residents of Camp Ellis who do not have them,” Paul said in the release.
Cats that are verified as feral will be taken to the Animal Welfare Society shelter in Kennebunk, where they will be placed for adoption, according to the release.
Saco’s Animal Welfare Society informed police Wednesday that they are working in conjunction with a Portland organization to place feral cats in homes once they are taken to the Kennebunk shelter. The society is willing to shelter the animals until homes can be found for them.