Panama City commissioners table proposed ban on feeding stray cats

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An increase in stray cats in Panama City sparked a conversation about whether city commissioners should make it against the law to feed the animals.

A new law regarding feeding strays was set to have its first reading at Tuesday's commission meeting. Instead, the Panama City Commission voted to table the ordinance until it can be studied by a task force.

The ordinance would have prohibited dangerous animals such as raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks and bobcats from being kept as pets. It also makes it against the law to feed or entice any of those animals.