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Nuisance Stray Cats to be Trapped, Vaccinated

PIQUA-- Cats have taken over Paris Court Mobile Home Park in Piqua. Miami County has a plan to get rid of them, but residents want to make sure they won't be euthanized.

"They get into the trash we then have other rodents and wildlife coming to eat the feed. So it just becomes a bigger population," said Therese Tyson of Miami County Public Health, adding they've been a problem for years. 

The cats have become a health hazard, and Public Health has received numerous complaints.

"The cats aren't vaccinated and there's a lot of kids there and we have the chance of bites or scratches," Tyson said.

Paris Court Residents were notified that the county will be trapping the cats next week.

"That was really concerning because I knew what was coming next," said Paris Court resident Cherie English, "If nobody steps up and does anything they're going to die."

English involved "His Hands Extended Sanctuary" for the about 40 cats living in the park. Residents have been feeding them to keep them alive and healthy, and are happy to see help on the way.

Miami county and the local humane society will trap the cats, but they will be turned over to the sanctuary and won't be euthanized.

"They don't deserve that," English said.

Cats that are trapped will be vaccinated, fixed, and put up for adoption.

"And have a life that they deserve," said English.

Miami County says if your cat is trapped by accident you can get it back.
Cats will be up for adoption at the "His Hands Extended Sanctuary" in St. Paris.

 
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