- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland councilman says a program aimed at reducing the number of cats roaming city streets will start next year.

The Plain Dealer (https://bit.ly/YeYMo3 ) reports Councilman Matt Zone says that the program to trap, neuter and return the cats would be citywide. It would include the city’s animal control division and animal rescue groups.

Volunteers and residents have tried unsuccessfully for years to shrink the city’s feral cat population. The director of the Cleveland Animal Protective League says one calculation using human census data estimates the city has about 56,000 stray cats.

Director Sharon Harvey says the organization has helped sterilized more than 10,000 cats in the past six years, and the planned trap-and-neuter program would expand those efforts.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, https://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

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