Police in Wausau have stopped picking up stray cats because they have no place to put them after the city rejected a contract with the Humane Society of Marathon County.
Daily Herald Media reported Wausau is looking for another organization to care for the cats after it voted against an $80,000 agreement with the Humane Society for the service.
A city ordinance says any pet found without a rabies vaccination tag must be impounded and cared for. Police haven't been doing that since the city rejected the contract in January.
The issue isn't unique to Wausau. Marathon County defunded stray cat care for 2014 and instead passed the cost down to municipalities. So far, only one town has agreed to a contract.