Welfare group to trap-neuter-return cats in St. Paris

Staff report

ST. PARIS – The Champaign County Animal Welfare League will trap, neuter and return (TNR) feral cats throughout St. Paris starting Tuesday, May 3.

According to the village’s website, a task force will set up live-traps in highly populated areas. Trapped cats will be sterilized, vaccinated, wormed and treated with flea and tick preventative. Any illnesses or injuries will be treated.

The cats will be returned to their colonies after having their ears tipped to easily recognize that they have been sterilized.

Fliers will be handed out in the target areas at least 48 hours before trapping. Residents are asked to help reduce the feral cat population by following the steps provided on the fliers.

Residents are asked to not feed feral cats during the trapping process and to keep pet cats inside during trapping weekends.

This trap, neuter and return event is sponsored by the Animal Welfare League, and no residents or business owners will be charged for these services. The Animal Welfare League appreciates donations for this program.

If residents know of an area overrun by feral cats, they are asked to contact the Animal Welfare League. This project in the village is expected to take several weeks. The organization can be contacted at 937-834-5236.

Staff report

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