Refusal to stop feeding feral cats could land Arizona man in jail

The town passed an ordinance in 2018 banning residents from feeding feral cats on town property, ABC Phoenix affiliate KNXV reported.

Rodriguez then moved his feeding location across a street to circumvent the ordinance, according to the station.

He said that he has “gone to every place where there’s a cat” and tries “to find out who owns the property” to obtain permission to feed them.

The animal lover believes feeding the cats in certain areas makes it easier to trap them so they can be spayed and neutered, he told the station.

The Humane Society recommends trapping feral cats so they can be sterilized and vaccinated to control the population before releasing them back into their territory, where well-meaning citizens can continue to feed and monitor them.

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