Community Cats Information
- Cook County, IL – Section 10-97, 10-98
- Fort Wayne, IN – Section 91.041
- Hanover Park, IL – Section 14-141, 14-143, 14-144, 14-145
- Indianapolis, IN – Section 531-209
- Louisville, KY – Ordinance No. 79-2012
- Alliance, OH – Section 505.28
- Brook Park, OH – Section 505.23
- Bryan, OH – Section 505.17
- Buckland, OH – Section 174.60
- Dover, OH – Section 505.17
- Fairport Harbor, OH – Section 505.18
- Mentor, OH – Section 505.30
- Mentor On The Lake, OH – Section 618.19
- Minerva, OH – Section 505.15
- North College Hill, OH – Section 505.24
- Norwood, OH – Section 505.18
- Oak Harbor, OH – Section 90.07
- Oregon, OH – Section 505.17
- Sebring, OH – Section 505.17
- Strongsville, OH – Section 618.13
- Swanton, OH – Section 90.09
- Twinsburg, OH – Section 505.08
- Vandalia, OH – Section 618.20
- West Carrollton, OH – Section 90.02
- Westfield Center, OH – Section 618.19
- Willowick, OH – Section 505.19
- Woodsfield, OH – Section 505.16
- Ohio House Bill 67 established the Ohio Veterinary Student Debt Assistance Program. It is the first legislation of its kind in the country, rechanneling unused veterinary license fee revenue back towards veterinarians to help address the growing veterinary student debt burden. The application portal is now open here (Be sure to scroll down to the charitable loans section on the page).
- Community Cat Virtual Summit 10/9/2021, hosted by OAA and Together Initiative, will provide community cat managers and advocates the opportunity to network; gain information on resources for TNR, medical care, shelters and food; learn how to address community conflicts and how to help municipalities adopt partner-oriented community cat policies. You can view the workshop here.
- Community Cats: A Guide for Busy Ohio Municipal Leaders, produced by OAA and Together Initiative, this guide is an excellent resource for advocates to use when working with local policymakers to pass ordinances on community cat management, feeding, and trap/neuter/return.
- OAA Resource Directory: searchable tool to find places where to get free pet food (many animal shelters can also provide limited food); low-cost pet sterilization services, and report animal abuse (when in doubt, call your local law enforcement or humane officer). For OAA Resource Directory information, please see CAT Resource Factsheet.
- Kitten season is here, and ASPCA has a great interactive tool to use when you find kittens outside to determine the best path of action.
- Feline Fix by Five Campaign emphasizes the need for spay/neutering kittens by 5 months and provides resources to get the job down.
- Trapping community cats for TNR: purchase live traps here or borrow from local shelter.
- 3/21/22 – Dennison, Ohio city council authorizes TNR program to address stray cat population. The Tuscarawas County TNR Project has been overseeing the stray cat management programs in Dover and New Philadelphia and has offered to train the volunteers who will be running the one in Dennison.
- Good news for community cats! Medina City Council’s Finance Committee is considering a proposal to give $10,000 to the Medina County SPCA so the Medina Meow Fix can run a trap-neuter-release program to help control the feral cat population in the city. Read about Councilman Bill Lamb’s reasons for advocating for this legislation 9/14/21.
- Animals 24-7 report, 07/24/2017, “We cannot adopt, warehouse, or rescue our way out of dog & cat overpopulation!” Jeff Young, DVM
- “Dover council approves program to trap, neuter feral cats”, Jon Baker, Times Reporter
- Petsmart charities invests in ‘Community Cat’ groups of Lake and Ashtabula counties
- Canton limits residents to 5 cats and/or dogs, Law Director said “the amendment clarifies the language, so that feeding stray animals is not interpreted as pet ownership, but does not change the restriction, Gateway Media Ohio
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