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Budget Ax Hits Athens Effort To Control Feral Cats

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File photo of a person caring for a stray cat. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

File photo of a person caring for a stray cat. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The latest victim of the budget ax hitting most state, county and local governments is a program in Clarke County that was intended to control the population of feral cats.

The Athens Banner-Herald newspaper ( ) reports that the Athens-Clarke County government is eliminating a $10,000 fund from its budget that was created to fund people who care for feral cat colonies and those who spray or neuter them and give them rabies shots.

The county commission is expected to approve a $108 million budget Tuesday that won’t include money for the program. Officials said few people were taking advantage of the program.

Former Mayor Heidi Davison said the program was created because of a feral cat problem created partly by college students setting pets free when they leave town.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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