Metro Council passes stray cats ordinance

Metro Council passes stray cats ordinance

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - EBR Metro Council has approved a controversial measure to reduce the number of stray cats in the community.

Under the new measure, the Companion Animal Alliance will pick up stray cats and neuter them and return them from where they were picked up.

Supporters say it's a good way to try to control the overpopulation of stray cats, while opponents expressed concern about returning the cats to the neighborhood.

The council approved the measure by a vote of 8 to 1.

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