PORTLAND -- Oregon's largest county plans to restart a trap-neuter-return program to reduce the stray and feral cat population.
The move comes a few months after it was suspended following the death of a cat.
Michael Oswald, director of Multnomah County Animal Services, says the program will be reactivated in August after new safety protocols are finalized and a coordinator with management experience is hired.
The program was established last fall, with traps set at mobile home parks and lower-income apartment buildings.
But It was shut down in April, after volunteers lost track of traps placed near a southeast Portland apartment complex.
One cat was found dead after apparently spending weeks in the cage.
A second trapped cat appeared sick, but ran following its release. It's unknown if it survived.