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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COMMUNITY CAT. Any free-roaming, feral, or barn cat that may be cared for by one or more residents of the immediate area and which has no discernible form of ownership identification. COMMUNITY CAT includes a domesticated cat that an owner has forsaken entirely or neglected or for which an owner has refused to provide care and support.
COMMUNITY CAT CAREGIVER. A person who provides care, including food, water, shelter or medical care to a community cat. A community cat caregiver shall not be considered to be the owner, custodian, harborer, controller, or keeper of a community cat.
EARTIPPING. The removal of the one-quarter inch tip of community cat's ear, performed while under anesthesia, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian and designed to be an indication that the community cat has been sterilized and vaccinated for rabies.
FERAL CAT. A cat that (i) is born in the wild or is the offspring of an owned or feral cat and is not socialized or (ii) is a formerly owned cat that has been abandoned and is no longer socialized, or (iii) lives on a farm.
FERAL CAT COLONY. A group of cats that congregates, more or less, together as a unit. Although not every cat in a colony may be feral, any nonferal cats that congregate with a colony shall be deemed to be a part of it.
(Ord. 8118-2017, passed 11-6-2017)