Local humane society and public health officials are now backing a new ordinance in Somerset County that would require all cat owners to vaccinate their felines for rabies.
The current ordinance only dealt with dogs.
The draft ordinance includes a trap, neuter and release policy for dealing with feral cat colonies rather than euthanasia.
The measure also details how the county will handle cats that could have rabies and allows Animal Control the right to make sure cats are vaccinated.
Somerset County Council President Rex Simpkins told the Salisbury Daily Times that there will be another public hearing before the ordinance can be enacted.