I checked out a book from the library, The domestic cat; bird killer, mouser and destroyer of wild life; means of utilizing and controlling it (1916) by Edward Howe Forbush.
The book was in storage at the Milwaukee Central Library when I requested it. It still has the old “Date Due” card inside the front cover. The earliest date on there is October 1936 and there were about thirty stamps up to July 1945. There was only one more after that, 1975.
(You can guess Forbush's recommendation for dealing with feral cats)