He thought they were feral strays. Right.
The man trapping cats and turning them in may have run afoul of a Pacific Grove ordinance prohibiting the trapping of domestic cats, said Elizabeth Yeo, city animal control officer. His case has been referred to City Attorney David Laredo for review.
The law does not allow domestic cats to be trapped, but does allow trapping of feral cats by the city if authorities are notified first, Yeo said.
She said the trapper in this case did not appear to be acting maliciously, thought he was trapping feral cats, and was unaware of the municipal ordinance.