ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA - The City of Rosemount decided to stop capturing stray cats because of high costs.
The controversial decision means it will no longer be against the law for felines to roam free.
According to city officials, it costs the city about $1,000 a month to impound cats. Furthermore, Mayor Bill Droste says the city pays about $212 a day for unclaimed pets and a lot of people never claim their cats.
The Animal Humane Society says the new change in Rosemount is a problem. They say last year they took in about 20,000 cats — about 70 cats a day.