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Wausau Looking for Place to Keep Stray Cats

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Wausau have stopped picking up stray cats because they have no place to put them after the city rejected a contract with the Humane Society of Marathon County.

Daily Herald Media reports Wausau is looking for another organization to care for the cats after it voted against an $80,000 agreement with the Humane Society for the service.

A city ordinance says any pet found without a rabies vaccination tag must be impounded and cared for. Police haven't been doing that since the city rejected the contract in January.

The issue isn't unique to Wausau. Marathon County defunded stray cat care for 2014 and instead passed the cost down to municipalities. So far, only one town has agreed to a contract.

The photo of the cat featured in this article is August and she is available at the Humane Society of Marathon County. She is eight-years-old, spayed, declawed and house trained. For more information about her, or other animals at the shelter, call them at (715) 845-2810.


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