Austin cat shelter downsizing after citation

The director of Cats Off Broadway is being cited for having too many cats. The Austin Daily Herald reports Mary Draayer has about 30 cats at her out-of-home shelter. She's being charged with violating a city ordinance that says animal shelters must be 500 feet or more away from residential areas. The director told the newspaper she plans to continue operating her shelter, but wants to downsize.
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The director of Cats Off Broadway is being cited for having too many cats. The Austin Daily Herald reports Mary Draayer has about 30 cats at her out-of-home shelter. She's being charged with violating a city ordinance that says animal shelters must be 500 feet or more away from residential areas. The director told the newspaper she plans to continue operating her shelter, but wants to downsize.

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