With two public forum sessions scheduled for August 23 and August 31, the society is looking to the community for feedback about creating the program.
“A lot of the cats we get have obviously been cared for and lost,” says volunteer Jennifer Dyck.
In fact, Dyck says 70 per cent of animal control calls to Drumheller Bylaw pertain to cats.
This registration program, with a minimal fee of $30 for spayed and neutered cats, would help reduce a job that takes up a majority of Bylaw’s time.
“The humane society is looking to better animal control, to reduce cats at large and giving us a way to return them easily,” says Dyck.
She says that other Alberta towns, such as Strathmore and Devon, have had high success rates with their registration programs.
“We are looking to get feedback from the town before going to the Town of Drumheller with a proposal,” she says.
The registration system would take advantage of the commonly used tattoo method, or the use of implanted microchips.
The public information sessions will be held on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Centre AV Room (above the library) on both nights.