Four dozen feral cats take over Alabama park

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) There's a plan afoot to trap scores of stray cats that moved into a city park in east Alabama after the felines drew complaints from park-goers.
City officials say they've received complaints about feral cats begging for food at Idle Hour Park in Phenix City.

Assistant City Manager Steve Smith says the city plans to trap the cats and bring them to a local shelter.

Smith estimates that about four dozen feral cats live at the park. He said many of the complaints involve cats approaching the pavilions, often in the evenings or at night.

Smith says it will take a few weeks to complete the trapping effort.