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SANDUSKY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
of cats in the city of Sandusky are dying, and one pet owner believes someone
may be poisoning them.
than 75 cats are now buried in the back of one home in the city, leaving one
owner desperate for answers.
can't even go back there," said Rachel Hyovalti. "I don't even want to cook
back there because it's all full of gravesites."
says over the last few months, her backyard has turned into a cemetery for her
cats. She says she found antifreeze in a food bowl sitting near her home on
Shelby Street. Not long after, several of her cats began to die.
cares for more than a dozen cats inside her home, and several more outside, but
Hyovalti says many of them have been coming home sick with open wounds. She believes
her neighbors are purposely poisoning and shooting the cats that they believe
are feral. She is worried about the other cats in the area.
keep my house clean. I keep my litter box clean. I feed them," she said. "It's
not like we're trying to hoard them. We want to put them outside, but we can't."
says she care for so many cats because they have no other options for a new
home. According to the Erie County Humane Society, there is currently a waiting
list of 100 for cats, due to limited cage space.