Community Cats, also called feral cats, are members of the domestic cat species that are usually not socialized to people and therefore not adoptable as pets. Coralville City Ordinance defines a “Community Cat” as a cat is allowed to roam freely within the City that meets the following requirements:
- No person owns the cat.
- The cat has been assessed by a veterinarian and deemed healthy.
- The cat has been spayed or neutered.
- The cat has been vaccinated against rabies, feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia.
- The cat has an ear clipped by the veterinarian making the assessment.
A community cat shall be returned to the area where it was captured unless the cat is sick, injured, or unless the property owner requests that the cat be removed from the property where the cat was captured. View Ordinance 2021-1008