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Moraine Home Owner Under Fire for Deplorable Conditions, Feral Cats

MORAINE -- Feral cats swarm a home considered to be in poor condition on Charlotte Mill Road in Moraine, and neighbors are fed up.

"The smell is so bad you can smell it from the sidewalk. There are possums and raccoons living inside this lady's house," said Dana Mahoney whose Mother lives next door.

The conditions are so bad, the owner doesn't even live here... it's trashed, full of feces, and cats are everywhere.

"We have made multiple complaints to the city nothing has been done," said Mahoney.

City leaders would not talk on camera, but they tell us the owner was cited for the deplorable conditions. She was in court July 31, 2013 and was given three months to clean the place up. If there aren't any improvements by November 6, 2013, she could be in a lot of trouble including fines, or even jail time.

"We wanted to put my mother's house up for sale, but couldn't because of the conditions of this lady's house," Mahoney explains.

Neighbors say the owner comes and feeds the cats, which seems to attract even more. The Humane Society has trapped some to get them fixed.

"They want food and water and I just can't let them die. They didn't do anything wrong. The ones I can catch I try to take into the Humane Society," said Stephanie Willard, who lives across the street.

We could not track down the owner since no one seems to know where she is staying.

"My mother's tried to catch her but by the time she gets outside she takes off," Mahoney said.

Neighbors say November 6th cannot come soon enough.

Every home owner has the right to keep their property value up. If you're having any sort of issue with a neighbor, just contact your code enforcement office. They cannot investigate an issue if you do not speak up.

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