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Proposed cat ordinance scrapped

Albany City Commissioners postponed a vote on how to handle feral cats.

City Commissioners voted unanimously to table the proposed animal control ordinance.

The Citizens' Advisory Committee spent nine months studying the issue and drafting the ordinance, but city leaders say more research needs to be done.

"We decided to look at what is going to be the exact cost to implement this program and what are we looking at as far as what areas we will concentrate on. Once those questions get answered, we'll have a better grasp of how much it's going to cost and what the impact will be on the feral cat population," said City Commissioner Chris Pike.

The ordinance would require owners who allow their cats to roam to spay or neuter them and have an I.D. so animal control could return the animals if they're picked up.

A cat picked up without an I.D. would be taken to a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, then returned to the area where it was found.

 

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