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Fairborn Stops Gassing Stray Cats
FAIRBORN -- No more gas! The city of Fairborn has decided to stop gassing feral and nuisance cats in the city.
This decision comes after our investigation into the practices of the city's euthanasia practices.
Emotions were running very high during Monday's Fairborn citizen's forum.
Fur was flying as passionate cat lovers championed their dearest cause: every cat's life is meaningful and inhumane treatment is unacceptable.
After Friday's visit to Advance Wildlife Management, city leaders have decided to stop gassing feral cats.
"The facility was clean. the cats there were well taken care of. There were three large traps with water and litter," Fairborn's Pete Bales explained.
Things may have looked good, but not good enough to the Greene County Humane Society, who requested changed be made.
First, Advanced Wildlife Management can trap cats but their gassing duties should be put to rest.
"They felt the cats could be put on the website people would have a public area for them to go look for their cats. They felt that solution was the first step in making the situation better," Bales continued.
Homeless cats are now the property of Greene County Animal Control. Cats that are adoptable, will be. Feral cats will be euthanized by lethal injection.
The second and most popular part of the city's plan is to put all the vocal cat lovers to work. The city has suggested a volunteer-based trap-neuter-release committee that would be the first line of defense when a citizen calls the city with a complaint.
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