Fur flying in furor over feral felines

She's an animal lover, yes, but this south Toledo woman says enough is enough.

She has just two cats, so why is she taking care of at least seven? In fact, it's because several feral cats have taken up residence outside her home on the 4400 block of Dunloe. She doesn't want to abandon them to the elements, so she's been asking for help from local agencies, she says.

Getting nowhere, Jane Jerram turned to Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith for help.

"They're feral cats," Jerram complains. "You can't really go near them."

Jerram says she's been trying to get someone to pick them up for more than a year now but that no one will come out. However, she says it's against the law to feed them. According to a letter she got from the health department last year, feeding them could get her a fine of up to $1,000.

But Jerram says, "I can't see letting these animals go hungry because no one wants to deal with them." She provides temporary care hoping someone steps in with a more permanent solution.

Unfortunately, there isn't an animal control officer in the city who focuses on cats.

Mika called the Toledo Humane Society. The group has promised to help Jerram out.

Posted by KO