(Aurora, Ind.) - Several folks turned out to help save stray cats running rampant at Aurora’s Lesko Park Wednesday.
A news report on WKRC-TV this week said the strays may have been poisoned. Aurora Police began investigating the claims, but said Wednesday morning that they found no reason to believe that actually happened.
The Dearborn County Animal Shelter and a number of volunteers came out later Wednesday to catch many of the cats. They’ll be spayed or neutered, then given to a local farm.
“At the end of the day we feel this was a good solution and we appreciate the work of those volunteers who are helping out,” said Aurora Police Chief Bryan Fields, adding that the police will continue to monitor the situation at Lesko Park.
Fields said anyone caught feeding strays or leaving behind bags of cat food at Lesko Park could be charged with littering. No citations have been issued for such an infraction yet.