Dresden (dpa / sn) - In view of millions of stray cats, the left in the state parliament sees a need for action and wants a cat protection law for Saxony as well. That could reduce the number of free-roaming reproductive animals, said parliamentary group leader Rico Gebhardt on Monday after a hearing of experts on the subject in Parliament's Social Affairs Committee.
According to Gebhardt, all federal states with the exception of Bremen, Brandenburg and Saxony have already issued the corresponding ordinance. The dedicated volunteers who look after the runaway, abandoned or abandoned domestic cats and their offspring could not cope with the state task of animal welfare alone. Therefore, the Free State should allow the municipalities to keep the cat population healthy and reimburse them for the costs. "They will decrease if the measures take effect."