Santa Barbara boasts some of the nation’s most pricey real estate and famous residents. Until recently, this slice of California coastline had a dirty little secret: teeming colonies of feral cats. Cat populations have stabilized in the south county — though constant vigilance is required — thanks to one tireless volunteer. Randi Fairbrother is the founder and president of Catalyst for Cats, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to spaying and neutering Santa Barbara’s feral and abandoned cats and to socializing and finding homes for rescue kittens.
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