In March, a feral cat caregiver in Henrico County, Virginia, received a citation for feeding feral cats on her property. According to the violation notice, caring for feral cats is not specifically allowed on residential property. Already the case has been thrown out by the Board of Zoning Appeals once, but the county issued another citation almost immediately, trapping this citizen in an ongoing loop of legal battles simply for caring for cats on her own property.
Tomorrow morning, she will again go before the Board of Zoning Appeals to appeal her case and defend her right to care for cats. If the citation sticks, it could lead not only to the seven cats that she has cared for out of her own pocket being caught and killed by animal control, but also the killing of countless cats in any county that follows this dangerous precedent.
This case is indicative of a much larger problemelected officials who oppose Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats and target the compassionate people who care for them.
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