The Lafayette Consolidate Government has partnered with the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Wild Cat Spay Nation Foundation to kick off the Cats Clocking In (CCI)program. Mayor-President Joel Robideaux says the program will help Lafayette Parish achieve its goal of be coming no kill in 2020.
CCI is an extension of LASCC’s Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program, which traps, sterilizes, and returns feral cats to where they were found. However, in some cases, returning the animal to its former location is not practical. LASCC Supervisor Shelley Delahoussaye explains, “Feral and semi-feral cats may be unable to be returned to the area they lived previously for various reasons. Presently, cats in this situation live at our shelter’s barn, but it is not a long-term solution. The new CCI program will place these cats somewhere that they are not only wanted, but needed.” Cats are excellent, environmentally friendly rodent deterrents, Delahoussaye stated. “CCI will relocate feral cats and give them a job doing what they do naturally! It’s a win-win in our book!”
For more information about the CCI program and application you can visit http://www.lafayettela.gov/LASCC/Pages/default.aspx