Thursday, June 20, 2013
The City of San Angelo determined one feral cat colony warranted action. For the last week Animal Control Officers intimidated a citizen volunteer for doing their part to reduce our community's feral cat problem. Below is the memo officers distributed.
The City has a new strategy underway, however it's not clear why or exactly what they wish to accomplish. The most recent minutes suggest the city wants to approve feral cat colonies operated by area animal organizations and hold these organizations to local ordinances, many of which make no sense for feral cats.
It's been years since any local animal organization had anything official to do with feral cat colonies. A number of citizens kept up their colonies or started new ones, despite the loss of grant funding.
For the city to achieve their objective, they'd need to partner with local animal organizations. Their heavy handed approach this past week portends a less than collaborative relationship. Who'd want to step up for that?
by PEU Report/State of the Division at 3:07 PM