Dubuque County Tired of Paying for Stray Cats
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque County says maybe it's time for stray cats to take care of themselves.
The Telegraph Herald says supervisors are considering a proposal to stop paying for cats brought to the humane society. In the past three years, the county has spent $33,000 annually for mandatory animal housing, with a good chunk going for cats.
The county pays $108 per stray feline. Two-thirds of the cost relates to euthanizing — even if a cat is adopted.
The county wants input from the humane society on what may happen if it quits paying for cats.
Jane McCall of the humane society says it's "not a smart move" and says the county will be overrun with strays.
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