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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Cats have gone wild in the city of Albany. Albany commissioners and animal control officers are getting complaints about feral cats and domestic cats on the loose.

Last year, the city adopted an animal ordinance, but it wasn't clear when it comes to dealing with cats.  Now, the commission is trying to figure out how to manage the cat population--including requiring inoculations and tags for pets.

Dr. Bill Bates is a bird enthusiast.  He says there is definitely a problem with cats in the city.  He said, "They just breed unrestricted.  Unrestricted breeding.  They have a litter and that litter will have a litter and pretty soon they're allover the neighborhood, up and down the allies looking for something to destroy, that's what they do best."

The commission plans to look at recommendations for how to deal with wild and domestic cats in 60 days.

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