TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Fri­day Au­gust 21, 1992

Campbeltown Courier - - VIEWPOINT -

Cats cause a stink

RES­I­DENTS in John Street are up in arms over the health haz­ards cats are cre­at­ing in the area.

They say cat urine is caus­ing a se­ri­ous risk of dis­ease, not to men­tion a lin­ger­ing, over­pow­er­ing stench, which is too much to bear any longer.

The valiant ef­forts by Camp­bel­town’s Cat Res­cue Ser­vice have not solved the prob­lem.

One res­i­dent said: ‘We have re­ported this prob­lem time and time again, but to no avail. The en­vi­ron­men­tal health peo­ple say this isn’t their depart­ment.

‘The health risks posed by the urine and drop­pings is one thing, and the noise at all hours of the night is an­other. We can’t even leave prams at the bot­tom of the stairs, as the cats do the toi­let in them.

‘A door on our close would solve the

prob­lem,’ she said, ‘but we have been told this is a fire haz­ard. We lit­er­ally have to clean the stairs ev­ery day. Our clothes smell of these cats, they have kit­tens in the bin sheds and they roam all over the place.’

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