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Feral Cats: The Sequel

I’d like to report that the problem of feral cats dogging the Compo Beach neighborhood has been solved.

I’d like to, but I can’t.

Alert — and exceedingly frustrated — “06880” reader Patricia McMahon reports:

This situation is not improving whatsoever.

Right now, fleas are swarming in our garage. Unfortunately my husband, myself, our aging dog with liver cancer and my parents are now infected by this.

A neighbor on Danbury Avenue has flea issues now as well.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood garage.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood garage.

We are fumigating our garage. Our home will be next, along with my parents’ place in Norwalk.

If fleas are on us, they travel.

The police department told us to call the dog warden. We have contacted other authorities, and not heard back yet.

I’m not sure how to handle this anymore. But we sure are frustrated on Danbury Avenue!


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Feral Cats Return To Compo

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.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood garage.

A feral cat mother in the back of a Compo Beach neighborhood 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.

Again.