More taxpayer dollars to spay cats dumped by irresponsible owners makes no sense until all pets are required to be implanted with an identifying chip which can be traced to the owner and no unneutered pet may be sold except to a licensed breeder and all breeders must be licensed. Feral cats can transmit not only hookworms but rabies and other diseases. They are also a threat to native bird populations. All feral cats should be removed, and euthanized when necessary. It's far more humane to euthanize an ill cat than to dump/leave it to fend for itself as a feral cat.