The last vote was a four to four tie with District 3 Councilman Jeff Koch abstaining but promising to choose sides today.
So was Koch fish or feline?
As the headline suggests, Koch cast his vote with the kitty lovers:
From the Post-Gazette:
"The ordinance, the way it's written, is just an extra taxing burden on those who follow the law," Mr. Koch said. He predicted that irresponsible cat owners, whose pets are more likely to cause property damage to neighbors, would just ignore the measure.
"If I thought for one minute that this would help control the population of wild cats, I would be for it," he said.
Councilwoman Darlene Harris argued that an existing code provision requiring that cats carry identification -- be it a tag, tattoo or microchip -- was enough.
Hooray for the purty pooties!
(...And Councilors Dan Deasy, Darlene Harris, Jeff Koch, Bill Peduto and Doug Shields!)