Wednesday, April 18, 2007

City May Change Feral Cat Laws

Let's hope they put some bite in their laws!
OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha's City Council is considering a change in the way the city deals with feral cats.
On Tuesday, an ordinance proposed by Councilman Chuck Sigerson was discussed. It would require people who take in feral or stray cats to identify them, put tags on them and have them vaccinated against rabies.
If passed, the ordinance would also require people who take care of large numbers of feral cats to get a permit.
"What we're trying to do is in the name of public safety to reduce the wild -- that is, feral -- cat populace, while those who choose to take care of these animals shall have to take some responsibility," Sigerson said.
The ordinance could come to a final vote within two weeks.

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