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Pinellas Cancels Meeting About Community Cats

Feral Cats | Community Cats | Animals

The county is considering a plan to neuter, vaccinate and return feral cats to their original location to live as community cats. A meeting scheduled for Thursday in Tarpon Springs is expected to remain on schedule.

PINELLAS COUNTY – A public comment meeting on managing feral cats scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Largo has been cancelled because of potential severe weather from Hurricane Dorian.

The meeting at Pinellas County Extension is part of a series focused on a proposed return-to-field program for feral cats brought into the animal shelter.

Another meeting this week is expected to remain on schedule for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5)  at the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus, Room LY156, 600 E Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs.

Under the proposed return-to-field program, strays brought into the animal shelter that are healthy but too feral for adoption would be sterilized, ear tipped, vaccinated and returned to their original location to live as community cats.

A healthy group of sterilized community cats will prevent unsterilized feral cats from moving into an area and reproducing, slowing the growth of the feral cat population.

Residents who would like to learn more about the proposed return-to-field program are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting. Feedback may also be provided via a short online survey at:

Answers to frequently asked questions about the proposed program can be found at:

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