Cat Hunting

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

We're all used to hearing about deer hunting season, but what about cat hunting?

It might sound far fetched, but there are some people in Wisconsin who think stray cats should be fair game.

Supporters of a proposal to allow cat hunting say the animals are a threat to small wildlife, and they're not the only ones who think the free-roaming cats are a problem.

The Marathon County Humane Society says stray cats are a major nuisance and they encourage cat owners to keep close track of their pets.

"Don't let them outside to breed and breed onto others. Keep them indoors, keep them healthy, have them be your house pet," said Heather Marincel of the Marathon County Humane Society.

Marincel says all pets in Wisconsin have to either be on a leash or behind a fence even if they're on their owner’s property.