Cats To Be Treated Like A Dog
At least in as much as they will require a license in Colorado Springs now. Fluffy will set you back $12 if they have been spayed or neutered, but the freedom to reproduce is worth $25 a year.
The ordinance was passed unanimously and the sentiment of the council members appears to be one of “if it is good enough for dog owners to pay, then so should cat owners.”
KRDO report that Ann Davenport, Director of Community Resources at the Humane Society, says, “I understand that the economy is very severe right now, but if you can’t afford a $12.00, you probably can’t afford the regular care your pet needs anyway.”
Maybe this will help with the abandoned cat problem. Local shelters had to euthanize 4500 cats of the more than 6000 cats that they accepted.
Where does the money go?
It is used 100 percent to further the spaying and neutering local feral cats. It is expected that the coffers of the Humane Society will be boosted by $50 000.
What do you think – local government finding another excuse to tax already suffering families, or about time irresponsible cat owners were called to account?