The infestation of feral cats in the Compo Beach neighborhood may be over.
According to Foti Koskinas — Westport Police Department deputy chief who, as one of his duties, oversees animal control — told “06880” today that he and several others are helping the homeowner who, to the dismay of neighbors, has provided food and shelter for up to 30 feral cats.
The owner is “working hard to do the right thing,” Koskinas reports.
Four cats have already been removed, and will be spayed. Then they’ll be relocated, away from the neighborhood.
The owner is also collaborating with PAWS. That organization will trap 5 more cats, spay them, and relocate them to farms and barns.
The woman has agreed to feed only her personal cats — not strays — and to do so inside her home, not outside. She will also give up 1 rescue cat for adoption.
“We’re committing to helping her in any way we can,” Koskinas says. “The neighbors are helping too.”
Several neighbors contacted “06880” to offer praise for Koskinas, PAWS and the homeowner.
Sounds like a problem that — in more than one way — is almost “fixed.”