Texas City does have a feral cat overpopulation due to excessive breeding. Since there is not a leash law on cats, cats are legally allowed to roam stray. What can be done? Trapped cats by citizens can legally be picked up by animal control as a public nuisance. Cats confined in traps or carriers are transported to the shelter by the officer and held for their stray hold. Just in case it’s your neighbor’s cat, they have the opportunity to claim their property. Please, do not allow your cat to be a public nuisance, and help control our population by sterilizing your personal pets. Research local spay/neuter and release programs, and become a positive influence on these animals. They are too just following their native instincts and trying to survive. If our community worked together, we could make a difference.