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Vacuum effect of removing cats

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Often when people resort to bringing free-roaming cats to Contra Costa Animal Services, it’s because they are just fed up with the problem. We get it! But there are many reasons why trapping and removing these cats is not the solution, whether with ...

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Scouts to host Empowerment Workshop

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A group of local girls are on their way to earning one of the most prestigious awards in Girl Scouting, while at the same time helping to motivate Martinez’s next generation of young ladies. Lily Skinner, Mayra Hernandez and Isabella Marazzani, all ...

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Outcast Cat Help answers community’s questions

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune Outcast Cat Help is out and about in Martinez and local communities a whole lot, and we meet many well-intentioned citizens who love animals and are trying to help with the free-roaming cats in their neighborhood or even their yard. We thought we’d ...

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Local organization helps keep cat population down

By JULIE LINFORD Special to the Tribune As anyone who has worked with or volunteered for a small nonprofit organization knows, it takes a lot of work to be successful! In our first eight years, our organization, Outcast Cat Help, Trapped-Neutered-Returned (TNR) over 1,500 cats in Contra Costa County. TNR ...

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