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City should have restrictions for cats just the same as dogs


February 20, 2020

I am a long-time resident, taxpayer and former dog owner and I would like to use this venue to ask the City of Thompson Falls to address the problem of the over abundance of stray cats in this town. When I asked the city council about doing something about the stray cats in my neighborhood, I was told that cats don’t have to be licensed and the leash law does not apply to cats.

If dog owners need to have their dogs in a fenced yard or on a leash, why aren’t cat owners also required to do the same?

Cats carry diseases, cat scratch fever, for instance, which I have suffered from. They have also done damage to my property. They ruined and trashed a RV I owned. I know I am not the only one that has issues with stray cats.

Restrictions on cats should be the same as for dogs.

Sandra Cullen, Thompson Falls


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