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City of Cherokee cracks down on feral cats

Monday, January 30, 2012

A series of citizen complaints growing and continuing for the past few years has prompted the City of Cherokee to begin trapping feral cats and having them euthanized.

The City has received several complaints in the past of many wild cats in the South 6th Street neighborhood and in an around an abandoned and condemned house at 211 S. 6th St. The City inspected the area and located many feral cats, and then consulted with a veterinarian.

It also has been frequently reported that persons have been feeding the cats, therebye attracting more of them and their litters.

The City Police has begun trapping the feral cats and, at the recommendation of local veterinarians, the animals will be euthanized because they are considered wild and not candidates for any kind of an adoption program.

If a domestic cat is caught that has some form of identification, it will be kenneled at the veterinarian until the owner is cointacted.

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