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January 20, 2013

Town facing cat problem

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Meyer said, “Where do the funds come from? It’s not going to be a cheap deal. It will cost money. We have to get community support to go forward ... We don’t want to raise taxes, but we want to get it under control.”

Casale, who lives in Niagara Falls, said Olcott raised $2,000 to fix its cat problem. She does not know the number of cats Barker has or what the project will cost.

There are trailer parks on the north and south side of Lake Road and Casale said people have been feeding cats there for years. With renters, she said, pets may be thrown out with the trash.

The mayor hopes to get the cats spayed and neutered by spring if  the village can get funding. “It’s still in its infancy,” he said. “It will take time to get the whole thing going.”

According to Amy Lewis, the Niagara SPCA took about 80 cats from the house on Lake Road and managed to get about 70 adopted. Five feral cats were returned to live in the area because it was determined that they were too wild for domestic life.

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