Knox County feral cat ordinance passes first reading

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Knox County’s feral cat ordinance is one step closer to becoming reality.

The proposed change is similar to one adopted by the city of Knoxville.

It allows animal control to release cats back to the area where they were caught after being spayed or neutered.

The goal is to cut back on the stray cat population by modifying the existing ordinance.

County Commissioner Hugh Nystrom says this change is, in the community’s best interest.

It passed in its first reading last night. It still needs to be read one more time and is slated for discussion at their April meeting.

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