A plan that supporters say could help control the feral cat population in Alton is on hold. For the second straight meeting, the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole has laid over a resolution that would amend its animal control ordinance to provide for community cats to be sterilized, vaccinated, and returned to their neighborhoods.
The delay is due to the city trying to work out some of the legal language in the proposal. Sandy Eaves, President of the SNIP Alliance, tells The Big Z it doesn't take long for feral cats to multiply and become a problem.
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She says similar programs have been successful in big cities such as Indianapolis. With the lay-over, the issue will come back in front of the committee at its next meeting in two weeks.