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Detailed Discussion of State Cat Laws

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Table of state laws generally related to cats

New! In 2006, Rhode Island adopted a law (RI ST § 4-24-3) that mandates the spaying/neutering of any cat over 6 months old unless the owner holds a license that allows an intact cat or has a breeding permit.

Further action declined on Wisconsin's Question 62 related to the hunting of free-roaming cats

Feral Cat Colonies in Florida: The Fur and Feathers Are Flying, Pamela Jo Hatley,  18 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 441 (2003).

Pleadings available related to cats - Wysotski Complaint

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The Humane Society of the United States - HSUS Statement on Free-Roaming Cats

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - Endorsement of the Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) method for feral cat control (contains information on how to implement such a program in your neighborhood).  Click here for more information.

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