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

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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.

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