‘A sad situation’: Neighbors say cat colony is out of control

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 13:43 PM.

"There are about 30 or 40 other cats that have learned to be fed by these people. After they have their cat farm are they still going to come here and feed the cats?" asked Alecia Dahl. "While we have all tried to do what we could with the feral cats, limits have been met and I for one am at mine."

Dahl recalls neighbors have spent their own time and money to spay and neuter cats, but the problem keeps growing.

"It's understandable with everything that has happened here," Dahl said of the shooting. "Furniture has been destroyed, organic gardens have been destroyed and eaten, there is cat poop/throw-up on almost every other step and since I live close to one of the feeding grounds, my dogs have been covered in fleas."

Dahl's mother, Christine, says that Jennings and Crow have been asked not to feed the feral cats for years by Bayshore residents.

"They moved away a year or two ago, but they still come to our street twice a day, leaving cat food on people's properties," she said.

Dahl and her mother do not believe the shooting was an act of animal cruelty.

"I can't say what I would have done, but I find no fault in it," Christine said.



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