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Merritt overrun by stray cats, feeders may be criminally charged

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The Nicola Valley Animal Rescue says more than 500 feral cats roam the streets of Merritt, B.C.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
An animal protection group in Merritt, B.C. is causing controversy for feeding hundreds of stray cats.

The city's bylaw department says it has found eight feeding stations around the community and officers are making daily rounds to clean up the 40 kgs of cat food set out by the animal lovers.

The Nicola Valley Animal Rescue says it is trying to help the strays and control the population, but the city says the group needs to stop feeding the feral cats, as it's creating health issues.
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