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Feral cat problem hurting city

July 14, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

My husband and I have been looking at purchasing property in Parkersburg to renovate and sell. We have been really turned off to the idea because of the feral cat problem. There are so many stray cats and the smell is atrocious. The areas where the "Save a Kitty" program feed the strays look and smell terrible. I am an animal lover like most others, but Parkersburg just smells really bad because cats are put before people. These cats diminish the songbird population, spread disease and just make the area smell bad. Just recently the article published in NBC News health report cites that parasites in cat feces pose a public health hazard. In particular, the feral cat poses the most risk. Perhaps a "Save the City" program should be started and clean up this feral cat problem.



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