We are calling on city leaders in Canton, Ohio to suspend the city’s current animal control contract and consider new humane approaches to managing the population of feral and stray cats.

At a City Council meeting on Monday, officials discussed renewing Canton’s animal control contract. In the last fiscal year, 399 cats and kittens were captured, taken to the Stark County Humane Society, where they were most likely killed.

A local advocate delivered our written testimony asking the city council to suspend the contract and consider alternative and humane programs for cats, including accessible and affordable spay/neuter.

Thanks to the raised voices of concerned citizens, the annual contract for nuisance animal control services has not been renewed at this time. We will continue to discuss humane alternatives for cats with the council and keep you updated.

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