Feral Cat: Brevard County Ordinance
Section Pertaining To Feral Animals & Feral Cat Colonies
Section 4 Sec. 14-64.
Sec. 14-64. Feral animals and feral cat colonies.
(a) The County may establish a fund or provide services to offset costs of trapping, neutering and vaccinating captured feral cats that can be returned to an appropriate, controlled, and registered colony site. Caregivers for such colonies, whether one or several animals, will be aided by the County in properly managing and caring for those colonies, to the extent that funding is available.
(b) Each feral cat colony will be registered by the caregivers with an agency designated by the County, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information on current caregvers, education for new caregivers, and assistance for persons found in violation of (c)(1) through (4) below.
(c) Any feral cat picked up by Animal Services and Enforcement which has an appropriate ear tipping or other distinguishing mark indicating it belongs to a registered feral cat colonly will be returned to that colony unless veterinary care is required or the criteria listed in 14-64 (d) applies. The designated agency will be notified in such instances.
(d) Any person or caregiver determinded to be in violation of subsections (1) through (4) below, shall be issued a written warning and be allowed a period of time to come into compliance, or provide satisfactory evidence of working to achieve compliance. That period of time shall not exceed ninety (90) days from issuance of the initial warning notice. Failure to comply shall result in a violation of this article, which may result in the issuance of a citation. Caregivers of feral cat colonies shall implement proper management and sterilization practices as follows:
(e) Animal Services and Enforcement has the right to immediately seize and remove all, or parts, of any colony for the following reasons:
(f) In the event the feral cat caregiver fails to comply with this section, the designated agency will be notified at least a day before removal of any animal. The designated agency will attempt to resolve the situation prior to removal by Animal Services and Enforcement.
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