Law lets feral cats roam free if spayed, neutered

17-year-old cat Kiki (Provided Photo/IndyHumane)
17-year-old cat Kiki (Provided Photo/IndyHumane)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neutered and spayed feral cats soon will be able to freely roam Indiana mobile home parks.

Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will end a ban on the felines if they’re trapped, spayed or neutered and released. It takes effect July 1.

Park residents before only could choose between letting the cat population grow out of control or having the animals killed.

Indianapolis’ FACE Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic community cat program Director Lisa Tudor says mobile home parks can be the perfect breeding ground for feral cats. She says the new law supports a more humane way of managing the number of feral cats in Indiana. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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