LAVALLETTE — Lavallette resident Eileen Turner brought up the ongoing stray cat issue during the mayor and council meeting on Monday, Dec. 13.
Ms. Turner asked the borough if officials had called back Michele Brodbeck, a People for Animals representative, who spoke at the last meeting about possible solutions and steps the council can take about the stray cats.
People for Animals is a nonprofit organization that works “to prevent animal suffering through affordable essential healthcare, public policy advocacy, and community programs.”
Mayor Walter LaCicero responded that the council has not called Ms. Brodbeck, and is looking for community support to help jump start a program.
“The borough does not really have the time, energy or money to be running that kind of capture neuter and release program. In January, we are going to have our own animal control officer, and we are going to take the steps to resolve the issues where they are reported to us as best we can.”
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