Posted: Mar 16, 2011 4:02 PM by Greg Boyce
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 4:45 PM
One man has been arrested for animal cruelty charges after allegedly killing several cats at a Colorado Springs mobile home park.
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region reported this afternoon that an employee of the La Cresta Mobile Estate had killed three cats using ether.
"The affects of cat overpopulation can be frustrating for many, but individuals who decide to take matters into their own hands will be charged with animal cruelty under state statute 18-9-202.," said Joe Stafford, Director of Animal Services. "The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has a Trap, Neuter, Return program to help control feral cat populations, but individuals should also be sterilizing their companion cats and keeping them indoors."
Currently HSPPR is working to control the overpopulation of feral cats with a TNR program. The Trap, Neuter, Return program was launched just over a year ago has already spayed, neutered, and vaccinated 945 feral cats, including 27 from La Cresta Mobile Estates.