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Slidell provides OK to Community Cat Program


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Wise to the concept that cats help keep undesirable vermin in check, the Slidell City Council all authorized establishment of a Community Cat Program at its March 14 conference.

The program permits city Animal Control to put in location what is basically a “capture, neuter, release” program, or CNR, as is typically called. This implies that a recorded feral or roaming would be offered a medical examination by a vet and if healthy, the cat might be sanitized, immunized, microchipped, ear-tipped and launched back to the location where it was caught. At that point, those cats would be thought about part of the city’s Community Cat Program.

Those cats will be exempt from any licensing and ruled out an annoyance for performing at big. Those who feed neighborhood cats, likewise, will not undergo arrangements that govern problem animal owners, for instance, going through fines for having owned-animals perform at big.

Community cats can still be taken for essential medical treatment and launched if considered healthy by Animal Control or its vets.

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In other business on March 14, the Council held off for 6 months an organized condemnation hearing for a home at 3368 Reine Ave. According to City Attorney Thomas Schneidau, Slidell’s Chief Building Official Joe France said the home is being remediated sufficiently by its owners and is not in requirement of demolition presently.

Rather than let the product pass away without a hearing, the council voted to hold off any action for 6 months, at which time it can review the matter and identify if adequate development to bring back the property has actually continued.

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