NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– Concerned residents, along with the Ohio SPCA and a national group called Alley Cat Allies, held a protest before Monday night’s city council meeting in North Ridgeville.
They want the humane officer who shot feral kittens last week to be fired and they want the city to change the way they deal with feral cats.
North Ridgeville’s police chief determined the humane officer will not be disciplined after he was called to a home after a complaint of feral cats outside a residence.
The officer, Barry 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.
The groups at Monday’s protest said they gathered 27,000 signatures calling for Accorti’s termination.
Residents will speak out inside Monday night’s council meeting.
(FOX 8’s Emily Valdez contributed to this report.)