By: AP
By: AP

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) -- Polk County officials are telling a feral
cat organization to stop feeding and sheltering cat colony at a
local park.

The Ledger reports that members of the Feral Fanciers group have installed a series of shelters for cats at Saddle Creek Park after trapping, neutering and returning the animals to the park. The group also feeds the cats.

County officials told Feral Fanciers that sheltering and feeding the felines are in violation of county ordinances. Feral Fanciers President Dina Raymond says the group has no alternative location to take the cats.

The park is also a stopover point for migrating and wintering songbirds that are potential prey for feral cats -- a point that concerns local bird lovers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Joseph Location: Florida on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    Get you a 20 x 10 foot dog kennel. Fix it for cats to live in. Put scratching post and litter boxes, cat toys, places to sleep. Fix all the feral cats and keep them in there. They'll get used to the situation. Then you can have something you can spend your hard earned money on and feel good that you're one of those crazy people that has gone banana's over a unfixable problem.You'll save the cats and the cats will never be a loving cuddle type cat.Mama would be so proud, she liked cats that were around but stayed out of the way.
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