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With a bag of cat food in hand, Patricia Neissl prepares to open a doorway to domestication for the nearly 30 remaining feral cats she has on her farm near Walla Walla. Patricia started with 60 of the wild kitties but has been working to help reduce the feral cat colonies in Walla Walla County through spaying and neutering. She feeds her current population of lost or abandoned cats from a small room off the back of her home.

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Coalition claws away at cat count

Efforts are paying off and today there are fewer cats wandering the Valley, local officials say.

WALLA WALLA — It started with just two, Patricia Neissl recalled.Two unaltered cats. Family pets, she said.

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