Meow! Jerusalem mayor provides annual budget for cat food

Jerusalem mayor Moshe Lion allocates 100 thousand nis per year to build feeding stations for capital's street cats.

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January 22, 2019 18:14
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Jerusalem mayor Moshe Lion decided to build feeding stations for stray cats in Jerusalem and fill them with food at the cost of 100,000 nis per year, he said in a press release on Tuesday. 

Jerusalem recently changed its garbage disposal system and began using containers that are buried in the ground, this led to thousands of complaints from worried residents who noticed that street cats are unable to get into the garbage to find food as they used to.

The feeding stations will be built in neighborhoods where the new, earth-buried garbage cans are placed and cat-lovers will be encouraged to feed cats in the designed stations, as some people dislike cats and don't want to see their numbers grow even further.


The monthly estimate is that city hall will use 210 food bags a month and 2,500 bags per year.

Next week the city of Jerusalem will hold a special event for cat lovers who currently feed street cats at their own expense to explain the new move and how they can be reimbursed for their feeding efforts.

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