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County again will accept stray, unwanted cats

After a year of not accepting stray or unwanted cats, the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority will begin taking them in again on Tuesday.

The county completed construction of a new cattery cattery

a housing facility for cats; usually for boarding or breeding.
 more than a year ago, but never opened it for lack of funding. To offer the service, LCARA will charge a fee to accept cats.

The cost to take in a cat no longer wanted by its owner will be $40 per cat or $40 per litter of kittens under 4 months old. Dropping off stray or feral cats “Stray cat” redirects here. For the band, see Stray Cats.
Feral cats are the descendants of domesticated cats that were abandoned by their owners or that strayed into wild areas from their homes.
 will cost $20 per cat or $20 per litter.

LCARA also will offer a voluntary licensing service for cats to help return lost felines felines

See animals.
 home more quickly. The $4 fee for an altered adult cat - $8 for an unaltered animal - includes an identification tag An identification tag might be:
  • Dog tag, an identification tag worn by dogs
  • Dog tag (identifier), an identification tag used by the military
  • A radio identification tag, a scanner-readable microchip implanted into livestock and pets for identication.
. Kittens under 6 months old may be registered for $5. Replacement tags will cost $2.

The county facility will take cats from all areas of the county except within the city limits of Springfield.

LCARA's kennel hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but the administrative office will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. Call 682-3747 for information.

Springfield, Oakridge plan National Night Out

Springfield and Oakridge will celebrate National Night Out in coming days to encourage neighbors to retake re·take  
tr.v. re·took , re·tak·en , re·tak·ing, re·takes
1. To take back or again.

2. To recapture.

3. To photograph, film, or record again.

 the streets and fight crime.

Springfield Neighborhood Watch, Willamalane and the Springfield Police Department are sponsoring a kickoff party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Island Park to encourage people to participate in Tuesday's national event.

Police Chief Jerry Smith Jerry Smith may refer to the following people:
  • Jerry Smith (NFL player) (1943-1986)
  • Jerry Smith (coach)
  • Jerry Smith (Secretary, ISO TC184-SC4)
  • Jerry Smith (University of Louisville Basketball Player)
  • Jerry Smith (bassist)
  • Jerry E.
 will speak at Sunday's event, and a local citizen will be presented with the Sean Wilson For the speedway rider, see .
Sean Wilson (born 4 April 1965, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire) is an English actor, best known for his role as Martin Platt in Coronation Street.
 Good Neighbor Award. There will be games for children, public safety displays, police and fire vehicles, a police dog demonstration and drug prevention information.

People will be encouraged to turn on porch lights, go outside and meet their neighbors on Tuesday, when 10,000 communities across the nation will participate in the 21st annual event.

Oakridge and Westfir are hosting a block party at Greenwaters Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday that will include a street dance, fingerprinting fingerprinting

Act of taking an impression of a person's fingerprint. Because each person's fingerprints are unique, fingerprinting is used as a method of identification, especially in police investigations.
 and ID kits for children, free food and games. For more information, or to offer assistance, call Oakridge Police Chief Louis Gomez at 782-4232.
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Title Annotation:General News; METRO
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 31, 2004
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