New Legislation to Protect Cats in Hampton, Virginia

October 2004

For many months, PETA worked with Hampton officials to address the tremendous overpopulation crisis of cats in the city and urged them to pass legislation to help curb it, and our hard work paid off. The new law prohibits guardians from allowing their cats to go outdoors unless the cats are licensed, vaccinated, and sterilized and sets forth strict guidelines for people who take on the enormous responsibility of caring for feral cat colonies.

Read more about how you can help the victims of the overpopulation crisis.

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