Maricopa County Feral Cats Laws

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Feral cats, which are under- or not socialized, fall under this umbrella, as do free-roaming, friendly cats. In Maricopa County, cats are not subject to the same licensing and leash laws as dogs so Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) cannot pick up stray or feral cats for the shelter or take action

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STRAY AND FERAL CATS With cats, as is the case for dogs, the City of Chandler adheres to those animal control laws adopted by Maricopa County. There are no leash or license laws for cats and no agency picks up stray or feral cats. This means the City doesn’t have as many options to control them as they do other animals. This does not mean cat owners cannot be …

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ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS PROTECT FERAL CATS TOO Penalties: Persons violating Arizona Revised Statute 13-2910, Cruelty to animals, by harming feral cats are guilty of a Class 6 Felony or a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Penalties include: Felony Misdemeanor Probation: Up to 3 years Up to 3 years Fines: Up to $150,000 Up to $2,500 Imprisonment: One Year* Up to six months * First …

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Feral cat laws can be confusing and convoluted, especially when considering that there are no federal laws regarding Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Only 14 states and the District of Columbia have laws that even use the phrase “feral cat.” Many laws affecting outdoor cat group caregivers are at the county or town level and may not even address feral cats at all. This leads to …

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b. subsection a excludes feral cats. a feral cat is a cat that is not domesticated or has become wild or is a free-roaming cat. c. penalty: 1. a violation of subsection a is a class 1 misdemeanor. 2. the court shall order a person convicted of violating subsection a to complete a court-approved mental-health evaluation and any recommended treatment at the convicted person’s expense. …

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Generally, the state laws that do address these issues simply (1) define feral cats and (2) enable local governments to adopt their own solutions The result of this approach, though, is that the law of feral cats can, and often does, vary drastically within the same state. (For further information on specific state laws, see the Detailed

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In addition to other remedies provided by law, the board of supervisors, the county attorney, the county enforcement agent or a private individual or other entity that is specially damaged by a violation of an animal statute or ordinance may institute an injunction, mandamus, abatement or other appropriate action or proceeding to prevent or abate the violation. 11-1007 …

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Cats and the Law Local Laws and Ordinances. Local laws, such as local animal control ordinances, are part of a city and/or county code. Ordinances often include sections on animal cruelty, ownership, at-large regulations, mandatory spay/neuter, and cat licensing. For community cats, the inclusion or omission of just a few words in these laws can be the difference …

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The ordinance should require feral cat keepers to sterilize and vaccinate the cat towards rabies. Maryland County Legal guidelines Concerning Feral Cats From June 2014 by August 2014 the Division queried the County Attorneys all through Maryland for info on any county legal guidelines on the subject of feral cats. No feral cats are usually not thought of …

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301 West Jefferson Street Phoenix, Arizona 85003 Main Line: 602-506-3011 ADA Compliance

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The CVMA strongly supports reducing the number of unowned free-roaming abandoned and feral cats through humane capture (with placement in homes where appropriate) by local health departments, humane societies, and animal control agencies. All free-roaming abandoned and feral cats that are not in managed colonies should be removed from their environment and …

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Also included in the law are hoarding situations that are unsanitary and unsafe, animal fighting, killing feral cats and dogs, leaving an animal in a hot car, abandoning an animal, and tripping horses. Although it is a necessary step in preventing animal abuse in Arizona, this law does not consider all cruelty to animals a felony. Some cases constitute a misdemeanor, …

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It is a crime under section 360 of New York’s Agriculture and Markets Law to poison or attempt to poison a cat, whether domesticated or feral. Depending on the circumstances, poisoning a cat could also potentially constitute cruelty or aggravated cruelty. It is also a crime under section 362 to willfully throw, drop, or place substances that are injurious to cats (or any other animals) in

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Feral cats are a problem that is hard to deal with. They usually cannot be domesticated, so will not be adopted out as pets by the Humane Society or County Animal Control. They continue to breed and will grow in population. The accepted control method is to catch them in baited cages, have them spayed or neutered and then release them. They then maintain their territory …

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Maricopa County animal laws pertain to licenses. All dogs that live in the county for 30 or more consecutive days, who are three months of age or older, must be licensed. If the license fee is not paid then a late fee shall be incurred. The license fee is to be paid to the County Treasurer or their authorized representative. A dog tag with the county name and a registration number will …

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Feral and free-ranging cats prey upon both common and rare species of native wildlife in Florida, including rare species listed as threatened or endangered by state and federal governments. Although cats may not be the only factor contributing to low numbers of native wildlife, predation by cats is common and can be especially detrimental to wildlife populations that are small or …

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State laws that address “feral” cats . Nebraska New York Rhode Island Texas Utah Vermont Virginia California . Connecticut . Delaware . Illinois . Indiana . Kentucky . Maine . State laws may authorize local governments to enact ordinances . Ordinances may address: • Ownership status • Level of responsibility for cats • Caregivers liability for cats’ actions • Criminal liability

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What are the animal laws in maricopa county?

Maricopa County animal laws are no different. They regulate things such as rabies vaccines and leash laws. Maricopa County animal laws pertain to licenses. All dogs that live in the county for 30 or more consecutive days, who are three months of age or older, must be licensed.

Is it legal to own a feral cat in your state?

The answers to these questions can vary widely depending on where the individual lives. Although some state and local governments have enacted laws attempting to resolve some of these issues, most states and municipalities do not have any laws governing the care and ownership of feral cats.

Should feral cat feeding programs be banned?

For example, if feeding feral cats were banned and yet some good TNR programs already existed, legislators could exempt them from the new law. Penalties – If no penalty is included, a law operates more as a guideline than a law. You may not need to include a penalty if your language was added to existing law that includes a penalty.

Is it legal to trap neuter return a feral cat?

Feral cat laws can be confusing and convoluted, especially when considering that there are no federal laws regarding Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Only 14 states and the District of Columbia have laws that even use the phrase “feral cat.”

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