110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Jen Horton
posted Jun 3, 2013 - 5:02:51pm
It's not illegal to take care of feral cats in DeLand anymore.
For years, cat-lovers have been covertly caring for colonies of wild felines all around the city.
They operated under the radar for fear the cats would be picked up by the city's animal-control officer if the colonies were discovered. The caregivers, too, risked being charged with code violations for caring for more than four cats, which was all city law allowed.
Now, so long as they follow certain rules, including registering the colonies with the city, cat-caregivers can operate in the open.
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