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Post Falls Mulls Cat Licensing

Item: New rules could curb wandering cats: Licensing animals will rid neighborhoods of nuisances, citizen argues/Brian Walker, CDA Press

More Info: Police Chief Cliff Hayes said for the third time in the last 15 years he'll be seeking guidance from the council on whether it wants to tackle cat licensing. He said Spokane requires cats to be licensed, but he's not aware of any Idaho city that does. Hayes said no definitive reason was given by the council in the early 1990s and again around 2000 about why it didn't want such a law. Hayes said he earlier supported the cat licensing concept, but he's refraining from publicly taking a stand this go-round.

Question: Should owners be required to license cats?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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