Last week, the Edmonds City Council voted 6-1 to include cats on an ordinance that prevents animals from roaming freely in the city.

My Edmonds News reported that numerous speakers attended the council meeting on August 20 ask the council to include cats in the addition.

Last year, the council excluded the cats from the ordinance, but the public who came to speak at last week's council meeting disagreed with that decision.

Speakers during the public hearing before the vote brought up health issues, dangers to cats, bird and wildlife impacts and other issues related to free-roaming cats.

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