Too Many Cats?
Many people have a pet in their home, but one couple in High Springs has over 350 pets and some people want that to change.
The land is zoned agricultural, but the couple needs a special exemption to allow all the cats they have on the 8.0 acres of land.
County Staff recommends approval as long as the couple lowers the population of cats; sets the cages at least 100 feet from surrounding property and grows a 25 ft vegetation buffer between the shelter and other properties.
"The alternative for most of these cats is to be euthanized," says Steve Lefkowitz, who runs the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary. "They would be turned into animal services who don't physically have the capacity for them."
The item concerning the cat sanctuary was set to be presented at the Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday, but was pulled because it was not properly advertised.
It was moved to the August 28th meeting.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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