Nearly 2 years ago, a pack of feral cats caused havoc near Compo Beach. Finally, police and PAWS came to the rescue.
Now the cats are back.
A few weeks ago, a resident found a cat in his garage. They thought the cute animal was exploring.
But it never left — because it was nursing 4 kittens in the back of the garage.
The resident’s wife — who had volunteered for an animal welfare shelter in New York — knew she needed to get them help. She also had to act quickly: The beach home had been rented, and tenants were arriving in 3 days.
Dorrie Harris — co-founder of TAILS — arrived with another rescuer to safely remove the cats, which will be socialized and placed for adoption.
Dorrie told the homeowners that the cats were feral. Turns out, they came from the same Norwalk Avenue home as before.
Another neighbor’s cat was then attacked by a feral cat, and nearly lost an eye. Her owner is out $2,000 in veterinary fees.
The feral cat woman leaves food for the cats — and other neighborhood animals — with her porch door open.
A neighbor says she is breeding “bazillions” of kittens. They overrun porches and cars, and leave messes everywhere.
The feral owner has had issues with hoarding — and been helped by the town. Neighbors — who are sympathetic to her
blight plight, but also fed up — find the cat problem tougher to solve.