Denver is home to an estimated 100,000 feral cats, and people across the city have become kitty-cat caregivers putting out food in alleyways, building shelters and taking the wild animals to the veterinarian.
This "it takes a village" philosophy for cats is not embraced by everyone.
Battles between residents caring for "community cats" and their neighbors who see feral cats as a public health concern are becoming more and more common.
"I don't want my last name in the paper. I don't want people coming after me," said the woman, who allowed that her first name is Susan, as she emptied the bag into a ceramic bowl on the roadside.
Read more of Jeremy P. Meyer's story in the Denver Post.
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