Carbondale leaders working on ordinance to restrict movement of pet cats in town

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CARBONDALE, Colo. — The town of Carbondale near Glenwood Springs might start enforcing fines for cat owners whose felines wander off too far.

The town is working on an ordinance that would prohibit people from letting their cats run off outside.

It would also put a cap on the number of cats that can live at one home.

The idea is to reduce the number of native and migrating birds that the cuts hunt and kill.

A similar ordinance is in effect now in Aurora.

Experts claim cats kill four billion birds each year in North America.