The American Bird Conservancy's (ABC) Cats Indoors! Campaign has updated their "Fact" Sheets (see left menu bar) and announced winners of the 2004 Keep Your Cat Indoors Day Poster Competition
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: The new Cats Indoors! "Getting the Facts about Cat Law" "fact" sheet cites as before Santa Rosa (CA) legislation for mandatory spay/neuter by owners of cats that roam. Interesting comments about this appear on Cat Out Loud. In checking research from my files plus Santa Rosa's current codes/ordinances, the ordinance went into effect in 1992 (from Killing the Crisis, Not the Animal: A Blueprint for Passing a Lifesaving Ordinance by Kim Sturla) but was repealed in 2001 at which time it was replaced with a requirement to spay/neuter impounded cats. I called the City of Santa Rosa to confirm. There are ordinances that require spay/neuter of outdoor cats in Riverside County (unincorporated areas) and Petaluma CA and El Dorado, AS.
For those unaware, the Cats Indoors! Campaign promotes keeping cats indoors (a very good thing when possible) but does not make provision for millions of homeless cats. One suggestion is that the public humanely trap and take stray cats to local shelters.
Unfortunately not stated -- a majority of cats may be killed or not accepted at many public and private shelters.]
Rabid animals found
For the second time in three months, a case of rabies has been verified in Covington County.
The Andalusia Star-News, AL
Cat couldn't catch flies with honey
Hagerstown Morning Herald, MD
When a House Is Breathtaking in the Worst Way
Canton Repository (subscription), OH
Condemned Home Overrun by Felines
Winnebago County Animal Services takes several cats out of a home in Rockford. Animal services responded to complaints that a home ...
Homeowner arrested for cat neglect
Millbrook Voice Ledger - Millbrook, NY, USA
Stray cat neutering program approved
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Chicago Daily Herald - Chicago, IL, USA
Young Street fixture dies
... title by helping neighbors with woodwork- ing projects, fixing lawnmowers, picking up litter on city streets and by the bay, feeding feral cats and smiling at ...
AL.com - Mobile, AL, USA
Cat's it for the first year
Waltham Forest Guardian - UK
Animal shelter offers free spay/neuter program
Register-Pajaronian - Watsonville, CA, USA
PET OF THE WEEK
... The Humane Society also offers low-cost spay/neuter services for cats through its mobile unit. Male cat neutering starts at ...
Miami Herald (subscription) - Miami, FL, USA
... Call 216-898-1653. Nomad Mobile Animal Sterilization Hospital. Low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats. Registration accepted through Friday, July 30. ...
Cleveland Plain Dealer (Subscription) - Cleveland, OH, USA