One Brookhaven resident, Michael Schwartz, started the discussion when he suggested in an online forum he was thinking about trapping strays that showed up in his yard and calling the county, according to Reporter Newspapers.
From the story:
"That’s what got the ire of some neighbors who protested that was like
an automatic death sentence for the cats, who would be euthanized,” he
One neighbor’s replies got downright personal, he said, and a few others were quite passionate.
But, in fact, DeKalb County Animal Services partners with the
Lifeline Animal Project and rescue groups in a program that traps, spays
and neuters feral cats, and then releases them to their original
stomping ground. Residents need only pay a $20 refundable deposit when
requesting the service.