Trapping of feral cats to begin

By: 
KATHLEEN GILLULY
Outlook managing editor
Outlook photo by Kathleen Gilluly. One of several travel trailers parked in the alley between Alder and Birch Avenues that drew complaints from neighbors at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The neighbors say people are living in the trailers; there aren’t enough garbage cans to accommodate all the residents on the property; and they are concerned about the conditions for the sake of the homeowner.

At the end of Tuesday evening’s council workshop meeting, Mayor Mark Mace asked Alderman Doug Poehls to report on several items from the Emergency Services Committee meeting. One of those items was the feral cat problem on Forrest Ave.
Police Chief Rick Musson was unavailable to make a report on the cat issue as requested by the council after members received a letter Sept. 14, from Vicki Brester of the Animal Welfare League.
In part, Brester wrote, “The wild cat situation … has been a growing problem for many years. About four years ago I wrote the homeowner offering to trap and have euthanized all the wild and sick ones … I will again offer to have the feral/sick cats euthanized and pay for two spay/neuters, vaccinations and deworming.”
Although no one from the council contacted Brester, she does plan to begin trapping cats on the 200 block of Forrest Ave., according to Poehls.
“People should probably keep their pet cats inside,” he said. “Vicki Brester will be trapping cats.”
In other business, several residents of an east-side neighborhood requested something be done about the condition of a home where people reside in camp trailers in the yard. The home and yard appear to be full of trash and there may be unsavory activities happening there, they said.. The women who spoke were concerned about their own safety and the well-being of the elderly homeowner.

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