Cat Control Change Made After Kittens Shot

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio-- City officials in North Ridgeville announced Monday night that changes have been made after a humane officer shot five kittens when a resident complained about them, last month.

North Ridgeville City Council, along with Mayor Dave Gillock, announced that police and animal control officers will no longer be dispatched for cat control calls.

If a call is received, police will arrange traps to be set or an animal protection group will be notified.

Humane officer, Barry Accorti, has come under fire from some residents and animal organizations.

He responded to a call of feral cats at a home. Accorti told the homeowner the cats would have to be euthanized; then he shot and killed the feral kittens outside of the home.

The homeowner was upset about the manner in which it was done.

Accorti was not disciplined.

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