02/05/2011 01:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stray Cats Take Over Taylorsville, KY (VIDEO)

Cats are taking over the town of Taylorsville, KY, and there's not much the 1,800 residents can do about it.

NBC News reports that stray cats can be seen everywhere in the town -- gas stations, homes, even resting on top of cars. For car lovers, this poses a problem, as paw prints stamp the sides of cars, and feces cover the car hoods.

Mayor Don Pay is a cat lover facing a population of residents sick of cats. The Mayor explains that the county's Humane Society contract only applies to dogs, without addressing cat overpopulation. Thus, city officials are bringing local cats to Alley Cats Advocates in Louisville, getting them spayed and neutered, and then returning them to Taylorsville. According to WAVE News, at least 100 cats have already been spayed and neutered, with up to 300 left to go. On the bright side, Pay remarks, "the mice population is down."

Up to 4 million animals are euthanized in shelters every year. One of the best ways to cut back on animal overpopulation is for pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. Perhaps then cats will stop taking over towns.

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