Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes. Bladen County has a history of having too many felines. Now they will be sold for $4 each to a biological supply company, and vet students will be able to practice on them. In the last two weeks Bladen County has euthanized 22 cats. “This has nothing to do with inhumane treatment. This is at the end of the process. If the cats aren't adopted out and they have to be put to sleep, then currently they are placed in the landfill,” said Bladen County Health Director Wayne Stewart. “Instead of putting them in the landfill, this way they can help teach students, high school and college and vet students that go to Carolina Biological Supply are used as cadavers.” As of Tuesday night there were 38 cats at the Bladen County Animal Shelter and 20 dogs. Commissioners also approved a rate increase for animal adoption from $15 to $25, which includes a rabies shot.
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