Population down from 150 to 17 (and that’s good!)
Once a month I head on over (“head on over” is Texan for “go”) to Quivira Court:
To the west of the park, there is a jetty that separates the mouth of the San Diego River from the water entrance to Mission Bay. You can see it better in this Google Maps picture (black arrow courtesy of Corel PaintShop Pro X4, not Google Maps):
I go once a month to do my civic duty and help feed and water
San Diego’s largest collection of feral cats. Normally there are about
30-40 cats relaxing on the jetty rocks.
During the height of the recession the population grew to about 150 due to people dumping their unwanted cats at the jetty.
Volunteers were operating a catch/spay-neuter/adopt/release program. Cats would be captured, taken to some vets who volunteered their services, spayed or neutered, evaluated for behavior, put up for adoption if their behavior would allow it, or released back at the jetty. I’m pleased to say that the population (willing to come out and greet me) yesterday was down to 17. Here they are:
The jetty also happens to be one of the best pelican-watching sites in San Diego County:
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