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Feral Cats Win Reprieve From Sparks City Council

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Feral cats have won at least a temporary reprieve from the Sparks City Council.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reportsCouncil members approved a new comprehensive zoning ordinance Monday but not until they removed a regulation that would have made it illegal to house feral cat colonies on public or private land.

City Attorney Chet Adams was among those who argued feral cats are a liability to the city and the colonies should be considered an illegal land use.

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Current Washoe County code dictates the cat colonies are allowed under certain population management regulations that require spaying and neutering as well as vaccinations.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports council members received hundreds of emails from concerned community members on both sides of the issue.

The matter is expected to surface again as an individual proposal.