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Lander, Wyoming, veterinarian Lannie Hamilton is a cloud chaser—as in Cloud, the feral cat. Cloud is one of the hundreds of feral cats that in 2021 had become a problem for Lander: Not only do the cats carry diseases that present a risk to people, their suffering—from malnourishment, illness, fighting, etc.—is painful for local residents and businesses to witness. Hamilton knew that trap-spay-neuter programs could help reduce feral cat populations and keep the kitties healthier, so she worked with other community members to form Lander Spay and Neuter. With a little support from the LOR Foundation for equipment, the team has already provided some relief to residents and cats alike. See how (and meet Cloud) in the video.
Filmed and edited by Kirk Rasmussen, Topographic Media.