Cat lovers square off against bird enthusiasts at Metro Council

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Companion Animal Alliance executive director Beth Brewster, left and Crystel Slaughter, CAA Board Director, argue in favor of a proposed ordinance allowing animal shelter officials to capture strays, neuter them, then put them back in the neighborhood, speak during a regular meeting of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council Wednesday. The Council voted to defer the issue for two weeks.

A proposed ordinance targeting stray felines in East Baton Rouge Parish pitted cat lovers against bird watchers on Wednesday night. The Metro Council considered an ordinance, backed by the Companion Animal Alliance, a nonprofit that operates the public animal shelter, providing for a trap-neuter-release program allowing homeless cats to be returned to neighborhoods as… Continue reading →

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