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Intersection's Odd Hazard: Too Many Stray Cats

Humane Society on the case after motorist in Virginia is spotted releasing 30 in notorious spot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 20, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Cats prowl a city that is not Danville, Va.   (Getty Images/Arina_Bogachyova)

(Newser) – An intersection in a Virginia city has been deemed a hazard because it has been overrun with abandoned cats. News outlets report the Danville Area Humane Society made the designation this week after a witness reported seeing a motorist stop and release 30 cats at the intersection of Piney Forest Road and Riverside Drive, per the AP. Executive Director Paulette Dean said she believes more than 100 cats live near the intersection, which has been a dumping ground for felines for many years. The Humane Society has been setting traps at the spot for a decade, but says the population continues to out-pace the traps. It’s offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding those responsible. (This cat was accidentally mailed.)

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