(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A plan to catch strays in Lawrenceburg was the cat’s meow among City Council members this week.
On Monday, City Council gave unanimous approval to the trial plan proposed by Mayor Bill Cunningham to help reduce the city’s stray cat population.
The strays will be caught, then spayed or neutered at the city’s cost, and released back to the area they were caught. Some cats in poor health could be euthanized.
Around $10,000 will be set aside to fund the program. It will cost about $70 to spay or neuter each cat and administer a rabies shot.
Dearborn County PAWS will work with the city as the trial program continues the rest of the year.
The city had been considering an ordinance to help deal with the stray population, but such rules could only be enforced if people owned the cats – not usually the case with strays. Councilman Bill Bruner said he would still like to see such an ordinance put in place.