As if a judge in Garfield Heights doesn’t have anything else to do besides sentencing a 79-year-old woman to jail for feeding stray cats, it seems Nancy Segula will soon be spending ten days behind bars.
According to Fox News, Nancy began feeding the cats a few years ago when the owner moved away, and the cats arrived at her front porch obviously looking for food. And so, being a compassionate human, Nancy fed the cats. Then Nancy’s neighbor, who obviously doesn’t have a kind feeling for abandoned felines, called the authorities and Nancy was issued a ticket.
Since then Nancy has received three more citations, and the last one told her to appear in front of a judge who sentenced her to ten days in the Cuyahoga County Jail – told to report on August 11. The judge sentenced her under an ordinance that makes it illegal to feed stray dogs and cats.
On the Garfield Heights Animal Control Facebook page, angry animal advocates are already sounding off:
“Extremely rude and unprofessional. It’s a sad day when an elderly woman is jailed for feeding hungry and homeless animals. The warden should have helped this situation long before it came to that by trapping these animals.”
And so questions remain unanswered. Where was Animal Control to help these abandoned pets? Doesn’t this judge have something better to do than jail an elderly woman for feeding hungry cats?
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