Solving a problem isn’t something that an individual or organization has to do alone. In fact, many good results often come from collaborative efforts.

The Bartholomew County Humane Society with its Kitty Education and Placement Project is a good example.

The animal shelter was faced with a growing population of unwanted cats. That made it difficult to house them all and find the felines new, good homes.

Fortunately, the help of others has resulted in the Humane Society making a dent in the unwanted cat population. For example, Canine Express, a Nashville-based pet transportation service, has helped with the transporting of cats to Indianapolis and Cleveland.

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Forty cats taken to those cities were adopted quickly.

Others have helped as well. The connection to Canine Express was courtesy of Nicohl Birdwell-Goodin, general manager of Columbus Animal Care Services, and Community Animal Rescue Effort has provided a part-time veterinarian. Also, discussions are ongoing with the Litter Box Kitty Rescue to broaden a trap, neuter and release program for feral cats, which only can live in the wild.

We commend the joint efforts of the Bartholomew County Humane Society and those organizations that have assisted in reducing the local population of unwanted cats.

Their collaborative efforts have achieved positive results and given unwanted felines wanting families and good futures.