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Hillsborough sticking with neuter and release plan for feral cats

Hillsborough sticking with neuter and release plan for feral cats

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners reaffirmed their support Wednesday for a program aimed at reducing mercy killing of feral cats despite veterinarians' warning the program could spread disease.

By a 6-1 vote, commissioners scheduled a Dec. 18 public hearing on amendments to the county animal ordinance that would enable citizens to trap feral cats, have them neutered and vaccinated, then return the animals to their neighborhoods. Called trap, neuter and release, or TNR, the program is used by at least 100 localities around the nation as a method of reducing euthanasia at crowded animal shelters.

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