From Lisa Longwell
Are cats a problem in New Martinsville? Yes they are and have been for years.
How is it that 12 cats have come up missing? The question should be: Why are there 12 cats running freely on one city street? The answer is: Irresponsible pet owners.
If a person wants a cat, they make the choice to get one and must take responsibility for it. They should not let their cats outside and expect their neighbors to clean up the mess and destruction these cats are causing to their personal property.
The bottom line is to be a responsible pet owner and keep your pets on your own property. When this consideration is done, everyone is safe and happy.