You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

PROVIDENCE

Cat organization in dispute with R.I. police over convention

Continue reading below

An international cat fancier organization is threatening to move its annual convention out of Rhode Island following a dispute with police over feline health certificates. Vickie Fisher, president of The International Cat Association, said some owners exhibiting cats at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence Saturday were so upset that they left the event after state environmental police asked to see their animals’ health and rabies certificates. Scott Marshall, state veterinarian, said officers were checking to ensure that pet owners were complying with laws. Marshall said that even though many cats lacked the proper paperwork, no citations were issued.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com