She was cited by Officer R. Weekly, badge 207, from the North Central district. The citation read he saw 20 cats on the property and did take pictures. Here is Catherine's own words:
"My landlord Richard Carlson brought a few cats to the Brewery Arts colony where I live. He thought it would keep the rat population down. He owns the place and the cats. Before I got involved about 15 years ago, these cats were just multiplying like crazy. I have spent countless hours and money trapping and fixing cats. There is only one female and two males that are not fixed and they have appointments at Fix Nation the first week in November. I am so not the guilty party here. I am working to keep the population down. I have found homes for so many kitties I lost count. I am due in court on Friday. Anything you could suggest would be helpful."
Feral cats are not owned by you until you feed them for 30 consecutive days. He can't prove you fed them for 30 consecutive days. He'd have to prove it. He can't. Photos of feeding cats on one day does not prove 30 days.
Photos of cats with bowls is not proof you fed them for 30 days.
Also, if you are practicing TNR you are exempt from the kennel violation. I'll send you the law. Just get vet and spay neuter bills together.
From Brenda Barnette:
I agree that citizens can feed feral cats and, to that end drafted a memo to staff that I forwarded to the attorney for reviewed before I send it out.