Animal Activists Planning Ordinance to Control Feral Cat Problem

It's a persistent problem in and around Corpus Christi, and on Thursday, some local animal activists came together to work on a game plan to deal with feral cats.

The City's Animal Control Advisory Board is trying to come up with an ordinance to present to City Council. That proposal is still in the brainstorming phase, but among the proposals they are considering are making people who feed feral cats legally responsible for them.

The hope is that it will force people to make better decisions.

Of course, they say the best way to deal with the problem is to make sure your cats are spayed or neutered.

"They can spay and neuter their cats, and their dogs, but especially their cats," said Dr. Barbara Whitlock, a veterinarian on the Animal Control Advisory Board. "And by the time their six-months old they can be spayed, so there are no oops, first litters, or anything."

As of right now, there is no timetable for presenting an ordinance proposal to City Council.


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