WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — Overrun with dozens of feral and stray cats, Weirton has hatched a plan to get the animals into shelters — the details, though, are secret.
The Northern Panhandle city plans to launch its trapping operation on Saturday. The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation hopes to nab 12 to 15 felines, less than a third of the possible total roaming the city.
Foundation President Ronald Shaw says the traps' locations are a secret, to keep people from tampering with the cat-catching operation.
In March, the city council gave Shaw's group $2,000 to help catch, spay or neuter and relocate the animals.
The city has been cracking down on people abandoning animals, warning that it's punishable by a fine.
From The Intelligencer: Hancock Shelter Plans ‘Covert’ Cat-Catching
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