Hillside community is starting a fundraising to raise enough money for a massive TNR (trap, neuter and release) drive for all feral cats residing in the community. Lobatse's feral colonies are exploding! With more and more cat-friendly families feeding the strays that pop up in their yards, the colonies continue to expand at an exponential rate. The growing colonies threaten the health of pets in the area as many of the strays are carrying Parvo, Sniffles, Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids to name a few. They also attract many dangerous predators, such as venomous snakes who find sick cats and new kittens easy to catch prey. These predators pose a risk towards young children playing outside and any domesticated animals that may unintentionally come across them and get bitten or killed. As a result, these beautiful predators usually end up being killed by locals or poisoned to decrease the potential risk to their homes, families and pets. Ecologically, the sheer number of cats in the area has been detrimental to the bird populations and the population of smaller animals that they hunt to supplement their sparse diets. Therefore, to protect the natural wildlife and health of the stunning cats in the area, the community is gathering together to raise funds to host a massive Trap-Neuter-Release drive. This drive, if successful, will decrease the number of cats breeding in the area and therefore decrease the sightings of harmful predators. Which in turn will help ensure a safe and healthy community for both people and animals alike. It will also allow nature to play its part in healing the destroyed ecological system.