A cat licensing law is still pending as Logan City officials decide if Logan should alter its amendment and add a ‘claws’ about registering cats. Officer Tyson Budge presented the law two weeks ago at the Logan Municipal Council Meeting and argued that cat licensing would be a good thing for everyone. With only a few naysayers, many are in support of the bill, including Darla Clark, a member of the Cache Humane Society’s Committee Board. Due to the economic downturn, Clark is seeing more and more pets being abandoned, especially cats. On an average day they turn 10 cats away. Clark is in favor of the law because, with licensing, it would be easier to identify cat owners. Although the practice is uncommon in large cities, Clark believes cat licensing will help everyone in the city. “I think it’ll help all of us,” Clark says. “I think It’ll help the police, I think it’ll help the animal control, and it will help the Humane Society that if we do get cats that we can…find their homes.” Not only will cat licensing help the Humane Society, the police and animal control services would be benefited too. Less transportation of cats and money from the licensing will help the two departments stay strong and well resourced in these hard times. The return rate for cats is only 20% and Clark believes it will jump significantly if the law comes into effect.
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