Wausau Reaches Deal to Shelter Stray Cats

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The city of Wausau has reached a deal with its local Humane Society that will enable police to resume picking up stray cats.

Officers had stopped picking up strays in January because they had no place to put the animals after the city rejected a contract with the Humane Society of Marathon County.

Daily Herald Media reports the city council approved a contract Tuesday that will provide shelter for stray cats and other animals, but not dogs, through Jan. 1.

The $32,400 deal with the Humane Society covers up to 150 strays picked up in Wausau and several surrounding communities. Additional animals will cost $220 each.

The city previously rejected an $80,000, one-year contract with the Humane Society.


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