Town hall to discuss Tucson's cat overpopulation

2014-07-19T15:00:00Z 2014-07-19T16:18:49Z Town hall to discuss Tucson's cat overpopulationArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A town hall about a proposed community cat program to reduce cat euthanasia is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Riverpark Inn, 350 South Freeway.

The two-hour event will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about a public-private partnership that would sterilize and vaccinate local feral cats.

The Best Friends Animal Society in partnership with the Pima Animal Care Center, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and other local groups are planning to lead the community cat program.

The goal of the program is to reduce cat euthanasia by at least 25 percent in the first year of the three-year program. It’s estimated that about 15,000 free-roaming cats will be sterilized, vaccinated and returned to their outdoor homes.

Ultimately, program leaders want to get the community to becoming no-kill.

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