SEA BRIGHT TWEAKS CAT HERDING LAW

sb-catA cat hanging out in Sea Bright. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Sea Bright is moving forward on its cat control ordinance, despite warnings from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that the borough could face heavy fines for implementing a trap-and-release program.

Borough officials hope to have a program in place before the start of breeding season, which typically begins around February and can last for ten months.

“There are a lot of kittens roaming around right now,” Councilwoman Dina Long said. “Now we have to catch them.”

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