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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
in Sylvania are fed up with stray cats roaming their neighborhood, so they took
their concerns to city council.
a dozen residents attended the Sylvania city council meeting Monday night to
speak out about the growing number of stray cats in their neighborhood. They
say about 18 cats have taken over the area of Vicksburg Drive and Woodland
Lane. They said one neighbor likes to feed the strays.
Council Member Mark Luetke says city administrators are now looking at ways to
control the situation, including contacting the health department with concerns
about cat feces, reaching out to the Humane Society to help with sterilizing
the animals, and possibly having police enforcement against the neighbor
feeding the cats.
city had a cat problem in 2002, and Luetke says despite months of trying to
find a solution, they never came to one.
council is trying to do this time is come up with a workable, quick solution
for the neighbors," he said. "We understand it's a problem, but we also
understand we have to be careful about animal rights, so we want to draw a line
where we try to resolve the problem, even though it may take a little bit of
says a city representative will speak to the resident feeding the cats to see
if they can resolve the issue.