No Fines For Feeding and Harbouring Feral Cats
The By-Law 408.1.7.2008 states that people, if reported are fined for feeding and harbouring feral cat(s) outdoors. Compassionate people who feed and house reral cat(s) outside have a good chance of socializing them and take them into their home. They have the cat(s) neutered, find good homes or transfer them to the humane society for adoption. Such people set good examples for others. Feral cats, like all creatures in the wild, should not be bound by the same restrictions as domesticated cats. By-law 408.1.7. 2008 related to feeding and harbouring feral cats penalizes people who truly want to provide for and help socialize feral cats. The By-Law should be amended according to individual circumstances with no fines issued for most reported feeding and sanctuary for feral cats.