CAT ORDINANCE BEGINS THIRD LIFE

sb-cat1A trap-spay/neuter-release program could finally get underway in Sea Bright by the end of the year. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

It’s been introduced, amended, scrapped, reintroduced, amended and scrapped again. By Councilwoman Dina Long’s calculation, it’s the most revised ordinance she’s seen in her seven years sitting on the borough council.

Could it be that Tuesday night saw the last reintroduction to Sea Bright’s controversial cat ordinance?

“We hope so,” said Long, who has labored for months to get one passed. “We’ll see.”

Long said she has more confidence than ever that the third time’s the charm for this one, because it was co-written by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which was the source of the delays all along.

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