I am concerned about the numbers of stray cats in my neighborhood.

Is there anything I can do about this situation?

Most towns/villages/cities have regulations regarding cats. These ordinances must be enforced by the enacting body (i.e. the town board or city council). The State of Illinois nor Jackson County does not have any requirements regarding the control of felines; vaccinations, however, are required for cats that are owned. Therefore, no action (except in the case of a bite) is taken regarding cats other than providing spay/neuter information and deterrents so as to prevent digging into gardens/flower beds, etc.

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1. I live or have recently moved into Jackson County or I have recently acquired a dog/cat and reside in Jackson County.
2. I live inside the city limits of a town/village/city in Jackson County.
3. I am concerned about the living conditions or health of an animal in Jackson County.
4. I am concerned about the numbers of stray cats in my neighborhood.
5. A neighboring livestock owner allows his animals to free forage (run loose) and they intrude onto my property, or livestock are chronically on a public roadway, what can be done about this issue?
6. I know someone who has been bitten/attached by a dog or cat.
7. I have concerns about wildlife (raccoons, opossums, groundhog, etc.) causing damage/concerns around our residence.
8. I am a landlord and a previous renter left an animal.
9. Who do I contact if there is a dead animal on the road?