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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
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A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
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Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Nearly two years ago, the city of Albany set up a citizen's advisory committee to come up with a plan to deal with stray cats, but city leaders never took any action.
Now, People in one South Albany neighborhood say feral cats are a growing problem around their homes, and they can't get any help solving it.
Stray cats roam Fama Parker's yard on Kirkwood Road. She and next door neighbor Rushiel Jenkins say the problem started in 2009, and has gotten worse ever since.
"It's out of hand now. It's just really out of hand. I wish somebody would help us," said Rushiel Jenkins.
"They roam the neighborhood day and night. Day and night," said Fama Parker.
Parker says the cats are so numerous they have created an odor and a disease issue. She says many times they have found dead cats around their homes.
"The neighborhood reeks. Cats are in and out scratching our cars. If you leave your doors open they get in your vehicle. If you leave your house door open they going in your house. But they live in your yard," said Parker.
Jenkins walks his puppy Brock, just back from the veterinarian where Jenkins said the vet blamed his illness on diseases left by the stray cats.
"They make your dogs sick. And I've had two to die. And like I said now I have a $1300 vet bill," said Jenkins.
Parker says she has called Albany Animal Control, her city commissioner; public health everyone she thinks might could help, but says all she has gotten is a run around. The city code regarding animals has almost nothing regarding stray cats.
"I would just like some help. Somehow we could get rid of them. To help us with the problem of the cats and then in our neighborhood, don't feed the cats. If you feed the cats they are going to stay," said Parker.
Animal Control officers say without any city ordinance, there is not much they can do to help. They suggest that the neighbors put out traps to catch the cats, and animal control will pick them up.
That citizen's advisory committee worked for nine months and came up with recommendations.
The city attorney drafted amendments to the animal control ordinance, but city commissioners tabled it and never brought it back up.