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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Iowa Town Rescinds Stray Cat Bounty

Boy, was this harsh. An Iowa town had a $5 bounty for every collarless cat turned in to a vet.

The City Council approved the bounty after receiving numerous complaints about feral cats. Under the initial policy, which went into effect March 1, stray cats without collars would be taken to a veterinarian, and if they weren't claimed, they'd be euthanized. That caused an uproar among animal lovers.

On Thursday, the city voted to end the bounty and form a task force involving three organizations, Maryland-based Alley Cat Allies, Best Friends Animal Society of Utah and Feline Friendz in Nebraska.

But the Mayor still wants those meddling cats GONE!

Trively still wants the cats gone — and said returning them to town is not a solution.

"How would you like it if a dozen cats come around there every morning as you tried to feed pets and they gobble up food and chased your pets away and then left a calling card on your yard or walk to step on?" he asked.

A calling card? Is he talking about cats?

Photo by crausman.

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