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Ark. agency, rescue group at odds over feral cats

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A plan to capture stray cats has an Arkansas state agency and a rescue group at odds over what to do with the felines once they're caught.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/McPUV2 ) that the Game and Fish Commission plans to clear the Barnett Access area in the Little Red River of cats within the next week or two because of health concerns.

The commission would send the cats to the Heber Springs Humane Society for vaccination and potential adoption, though some of the about 20 cats could be euthanized.

But the Little Rock-based Feline Rescue and Rehome says that approach will only allow another population of cats to move in.

The group says the cats ought to be trapped, spayed or neutered and then returned to Barnett Access area.

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