Published: Sep 25, 2010 12:33 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 24, 2010 9:33 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-- The controversial cat clear-out at Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda continues.

Since the feral feline removal began Monday, 18 cats, including a mother cat and her three kittens, have been taken from the popular tourist spot.

Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary officials tell WINK News 14 of the cats were spayed or neutered.

Some of the more tame animals will be put up for adoption, while the more wild ones will be placed in nearby cat colonies.