The Georgetown Homeowners Association has asked McDonough County Animal Control to set traps for at least four feral cats that apparently wander the subdivision after sundown. At least one resident has described the cats as “very aggressive” and capable of attacking families and their pets.
The letter was shared late this week with the county board’s human resources and planning committee. In detailing the request, Homeowners Association President John Meixner wrote that the cats have been seen on the north and south sides of Carriage Hill, with at least one reported seen in a yard on Richmond Road.
Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Petrie, who lives in Georgetown, told the committee Thursday that residents were warned about the cats in the subdivision’s monthly newsletter.