Atlantic Community Protection Committee to talk about regulating cats


June 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Community Protection Committee will meet next Wednesday afternoon (June 13th) at City Hall, to discuss regulating cats. KJAN News Director Ric Hanson asked City Administrator Doug Harris if there was a big cat problem in town. Harris said no, but one of the Council members received a complaint from a woman who operates a wild bird sanctuary.

The matter was referred to the CPC to see if there is a problem with cats on the loose. Harris said he’d be surprised if the committee puts forth any recommendations to the City Council. He said “It’s pretty hard to regulate cats.”

The City doesn’t have a license requirement for cats. Harris said that could be one option, but it doesn’t mean it would solve the problem, if indeed one exists. He questioned how cats could be caught, and how likely it would be that they could be kept on a leash.

The CPC’s meeting begins at 4:30-p.m., Wednesday.