Pasco County Feral Cat Laws

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TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return) is a humane method of control that first began in England in the late 1970s. Studies have proven that TNVR is the single most effective method of stabilizing and maintaining feral cat colonies, with the least cost to government and residents. Pasco offers a low-cost TNVR option to all county residents!

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While Pasco won't take in feral or stray cats, Gregory said residents still have options. One of them comes through the county-supported Spay Pasco program. That is …

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Pasco County is considering a mandatory feline fee. Pasco County Animal Services is proposing an annual $5 fee per cat.

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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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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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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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Related articles . Web Center Links: Biological Overview of the Domestic Cat by Tony LaCroix (2006). A Public Policy Toward the Management of Feral Cats, by Shawn Gorman and Julie Levy, 2 Pierce L. Rev. 157 (June 2004).. Feral Cat Colonies in Florida: The Fur and Feathers Are Flying, Pamela Jo Hatley, 18 J. Land Use & Envtl.L. 441 (2003).

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The county ordinance, which the court found to be the controlling law in the case, stated that “ [i]t shall be unlawful for a person to provide food, water or shelter to a colony of feral cats.” However, the county ordinance explicitly exempted individuals who provide food, water or shelter in conjunction with an authorized TNR program.

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Is it against the law (which one) to feed feral cats? I have seen 10 -12 cats, plus 2 racoons, plus one opossum all lined up in a row eating cat food left for them in a neighborhood alley. I will donate the money for a sign to inform those who persist in feeding them all if you will give me a reference. Thank you.

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What is a Community/Feral Cat? Information about what constitutes a feral cat, why feral cats are present in the community, and methods to help control the population. Cat Colony Information . Information describing what a cat colony is, what TNVR is and "The Vacuum Effect." Solutions for Living with Community/Feral Cats. Helpful information to allow you to co-exist peacefully …

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Currently as it reads, the Pasco County Ordinance pertaining to Animals reads; Sec. 14-97. - Running at large. - (d)Any dog that is on private property without the consent of the property owner or resident may be captured in a humane trap or otherwise confined. Persons capturing at large dogs must contact animal services within 24 hours of its capture to have the animal …

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A catfight nearly broke out as Pasco County commissioners couldn’t quite agree on whether to mandate $5 license fees for man’s best feline friend. The fees are among a package of changes proposed for the county’s Animal Services, which is searching for ways to boost its budgetary bottom line. In a compromise, county commissioners agreed to approve the entire …

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Most communities have laws pertaining to feral cats. Why not contact your Animal Services Department in your county? Our Animal Services Dept. in Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL will set traps and humanely trap these animals. Then they will try to adopt them out to responsible owners. this helps prevent cruelty to animals. Also, most communities have laws …

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Pasco County does not have a leash law for cats, meaning they can roam free. This also means Pasco County Animal Control does not pick up stray cats in the community, nor do we accept stray cats at the shelter. When you find a kitten, you usually don't have to intervene. Just 'Leave Them Be' for mom to return and continue caring for them.

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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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While Pasco won't take in feral or stray cats, Gregory said residents still have options. One of them comes through the county-supported Spay Pasco program. That is …

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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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Are there laws against feral cats in my state?

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.

Is it illegal to feed stray cats in florida?

An attorney at law, David C Garner, says that he knows of no law that makes it illegal to feed feral or stray cats in Florida. Mr Garner is qualified in California. In my opinion he is absolutely correct. Feeding stray and feral cats. Image: Public domain I know of no law that makes this practice illegal.

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.”

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.

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