Animal rescue group suggests feral cats were poisoned in South Corning

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A local animal rescue group is receiving community help after three local feral cats were found dead in South Corning, NY.

It was first posted on Facebook from the organization Pawz & Purrz Animal Rescue, after they found three cats dead and one ill Wednesday, Jan. 2nd. They have been working for several months to neuter and treat a feral colony of cats in South Corning. The group believes the cats were poisoned. 

Tina Wright who works for the organization said “We had gotten a phone call that there was one cat that was dead and we went to go check and we found two more. Each of them were found laying inside of a habitat and were just laying there like they had past in their sleep.”

It was suggested the feral cats were possibly poisoned because some people in the community find them to be a nuisance and poisoning them would be a quick fix to the issue.

Organizers say after the news broke to the community, many have offered helping hands with many people coming forward to offer their help in providing a safe barn space and equipment they use such as crates. 

Tina also said “Monetary donations are always extremely helpful. This is going to be a long process and its going to take a lot of us, we have to go back and trap these cats again. Some of them are wise to us now so it will take a little while to get them back in the traps.”

Feral cat populations are a problem in many communities, so to help reduce the population remember to spay and neuter your pets. 

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