Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

City takes action on feral cat issue

Monday, October 8, 2018 by Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

As to Bethlehem, Chief of Police Mark A. DiLuzio announced Oct. 2 that his department and Bethlehem Health Department Director Kristin Wenrich have signed a contract with another nonprofit, No Nonsense Neutering (NNN), to immediately start trapping and processing feral cats in Bethlehem. After processing the cats will be released.

“It is a public safety and public health issue,” said DiLuzio. “NNN will start trapping this weekend.”

No Nonsense Neutering will spay or neuter (females are spayed; males are neutered) each feral cat and provide rabies and distemper vaccinations. They will give each cat a “green tattoo” next for the surgical incision. Traps and trappers will be provided by No Nonsense Neutering.

The cost will be $35 per cat, considerably less than the $175 veterinarians charge for domestic cats, according to DiLuzio.