Fairport Harbor Ordinance

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Fairport Harbor Community Cats is one of several chapters of Lake County and Ashtabula Community Cats. We focus on community cat colonies in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

Village Ordinance

As of September 2017, an ordinance regarding the feeding of stray and feral cats is in effect in the village of Fairport Harbor, Ohio. This ordinance promotes the responsible care of community cats through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. TNR has proven to be the most humane and effective method for controlling the potential overpopulation of abandoned, stray, and feral cats.

The legislation bans the feeding of these animals unless caregivers are practicing responsible colony care and registered with an approved animal welfare organization. As an approved animal welfare organization, we are happy to announce that we have partnered with the village to promote the humane care and management of these community cats.

Fairport Harbor Community Cats (FHCC) provides trapping, low-cost sterilization, and ongoing education to any village resident who wishes to care for these animals. We are here to help.

For more information or to register, we encourage all caregivers to contact us at:

440-251-8576  or  fairportharborcommunitycats@gmail.com

Good News for Fairport Harbor Colony Caregivers

We do not share your names with the village. We provide numbers and statistics about how well TNR is working – and we, like you, know it works – on a quarterly basis.

If you are a current caregiver or want to help the new cat(s) that appeared in your yard, we encourage you to reach out to us. The reasons are simple:

🐾 We can get a better handle on the number of stray or abandoned animals in the village.

🐾 We will consider your colony our colony, and you’ll be provided with the benefits and support FHCC offers.

🐾 You’ll receive a copy of our Caregiver Commandments to ensure your animals are good citizens of Fairport.

🐾 You’ll be approved to continue feeding the cats in your care. **

**Approval to feed cats is dependent on practicing responsible care-giving.

Please see the Caregiver Commandments for best practices and recommendations.