Cat Ladies Society discussed at Mahoning commissioners' meeting

YOUNGSTOWN — The controversy over Wednesday’s raid by humane agents at the Cat Ladies Society boiled over into today’s meeting of the Mahoning County commissioners.

Dennis Roller of Liberty, a volunteer at the West Side cat-rescue shelter, said the shelter has a new, clean and spacious facility, with a new ventilation system at 2217 Mahoning Ave., where the raid occurred.

In support of his assertion, Roller displayed photos he had taken Tuesday of the new shelter, showing its feline occupants. The cats there get veterinary care from Dr. Daniel Ebert, a Youngstown veterinarian, Roller said.

The no-kill shelter moved 10 days ago from its old location two blocks away to the new facility, where it was to have an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The move tripled the agency’s available space, Roller said.

Humane agents from Animal Charity removed all 90 cats from the the shelter, mixing healthy and sick cats, four to a carrier, Roller said.

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