Claws out in Bellmore over feral cat colony

BELLMORE - A cat fight has broken out in Bellmore over a plan to move dozens of feral felines that have made their home in a public park. Two women who care for the more than 30 cats say the Town of Hempstead wants to relocate the animals. The plan is to move them from behind a Newbridge Road baseball field to a new location behind a nearby parking lot. The town says it?s working with the caretakers in order to maintain a safe environment for the public and the cats. However, the women argue that the town is prohibiting them from setting up makeshift cat shelters at the new location. They also say that cats are very territorial and most likely will not move. The town is expected to start the process of taking down the cat shelters and moving the colony on May 1.

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