Our city prohibits feeding feral cats or strays without a Feral Cat Caregiver permit. Its a misdemeanor that carries a fine for violation.
From section 6-53 of our city code.
Except as provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any person to provide food, water, or other forms of sustenance and care to feral cats, unless such person is a resident of Newport News and has been designated as and is currently appointed a caregiver by the ACO.
City residents desiring to provide food, water and other forms of sustenance and care to feral cats in Newport News shall annually apply to the ACO to be designated as a caregiver, and every person so designated shall comply with the provisions of this section throughout their term of appointment. There is no fee associated with applying for this designation.
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