Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL*
Section 5-113 Requirements for care of feral cat colonies.
Every person issued a feral cat colony caretaker permit shall
comply with the following
(1) Regularly feed the cat colony, including
weekends and holidays.
(2) Annually trap each cat over the
age of eight (8) weeks in order to comply with
requirements (3) through (6).
(3) All cats must be spayed or neutered.
(4) All cats must be tested annually
for feline leukemia and feline immune deficiency virus.
Those cats testing positive must be humanely euthanized or isolated indoors.
(5) Identify all trapped cats by tipping
their ears and insertion of a microchip.
(6) Have all cats vaccinated for rabies
in addition to any other vaccinations or immunization
requirement imposed by the state.
(7) Maintain records on the location
and size of the colonies as well as the vaccination,
microchipping, ear tipping and spay and neuter records of the colony cats.
(8) Take all reasonable steps to a)
remove kittens from the colony after they have been
weaned; b) place the kittens in homes or foster care; and c) capture and spay the mother cat.
(9) Obtain medical attention for any
colony cat that exhibits illness, signs of rabies or
unusual behavior and remove the cat from the colony to prevent disease or injury to other cats in
(10) If possible, report number of cats that died
or otherwise ceased to be a part of the colony
and the number of cats placed in animal shelters or permanent homes as companion cats.
(Ord. No. 21015, § 1, 7-5-11)
(Ord. 21015, Added, 07/05/2011)