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Public Notice: Feral Cats

FERAL CATS
As of January 2023, West Hazleton Borough council signed a contract with No Nonsense Neutering to address the issue of feral cats in town. No Nonsense Neutering offers a compassionate and professional service which takes feral cats that have been trapped by West Hazleton residents and gives them basic medical treatment, including getting them spayed or neutered! The animals are then released back where they were found, no longer capable of having kittens and increasing the feral cat population, and no longer posing a risk to the community from diseases such as rabies.

Under our contract, the Borough is able to issue vouchers which makes the cost to residents minimal for a cat to be given this treatment. The Borough also has humane cat traps which are available to be loaned out for residents’ use. For residents wishing to borrow a trap to catch a feral cat, we ask for a signed contract, a security deposit of $25 (which is returned when the trap is brought back to us) and photo ID. The contracts and traps are available at the Borough office at 100 South 4th Street, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Please call ahead (570-455-7851) so that we can make sure that we have traps available for you.

Please note that only FERAL CATS, NOT PETS, are eligible for the traps and vouchers. However, if you have pet cats needing a spay or neuter, No Nonsense Neutering will be glad to perform that service at a very reasonable price. Please contact them at www.nnnlv.org for appointments.

**May 2023 Cat Transport**
No Nonsense Neutering has announced a date for transporting feral cats trapped within the boundaries of West Hazleton. Any cats brought to the transport will be taken to their Plains clinic, neutered or spayed and given various immunization shots, and then returned to the Borough to be released.

The transport will be Wednesday May 10. Appointments must be made online at www.nnnlv.org.

All interested residents with cats to drop off shall meet in the West Hazleton Borough office parking lot at 100 South 4th Street. Drop off is 7am-730am. Pick up will be 5pm-530pm.

Costs

Pets:

  • $85 for a PET male cat includes a rabies and distemper vaccine
  • $90 for a PET female cat includes a rabies and distemper vaccine
  • Pet cats must come in a hard sided carrier!

Ferals:

  • $40 for a feral cat, male or female includes rabies and parasite treatments. Feral cats MUST be brought in a humane trap to get this rate. NO exceptions.
  • $5 surcharge for fuel expenses
  • West Hazleton vouchers may be used for this transport

Scheduling is done online at www.nnnlv.org. Click on “Cat Transport 2023” and follow the directions.

**If you know that you have feral cats on your property and wish to trap them so that you can take them to the May transport, please make your appointment BEFORE renting a trap. You can always cancel the appointment if you are unable to trap the cats or if you change your mind, but we want to make sure that you have an appointment in time for the transport. **

MS4 and Stormwater Management

WHAT IS MS4?

The Borough of West Hazleton is required to obtain a stormwater discharge permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) from the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This permit allows the Borough to operate their storm sewer system, called a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The permit requires the Borough to take certain steps to ensure that the stormwater is properly managed and controlled. The permit also requires that the Borough educate the public about storm water impacts and provide opportunities for the public to get involved and participate in program events.

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  • Construction_ES_Controls_Spanish
  • DEP_SoilErosion_Requirements_MinorConstruction
  • EPA Contractor hand out
  • Homeowners_Guide_to_Stormwater
  • MS4 illicit discharge brochure
  • MS4 public hand out
  • MS4 public info
  • WHAT IS STORMATER

Code Red Enrollment

OnSolve CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows public safety officials to alert residents and businesses regarding emergency situations by Cell Phone, Text, Email, Social Media or Telephone.‚Äč

Forms are available here on this website for enrollment in Code Red Community Notification system under “Forms and Applications” as well as in the Borough Building at 100 S. 4th St; West Hazleton, PA 18202 or use the link above.