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Residents: Feral cats stinking up St. Bernard

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower)
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Residents in the Cincinnati suburb of St. Bernard are keeping their windows shut due to a foul smell that is plaguing neighborhoods.

They say the unbearable odor in the village is coming from feral cats that have taken up residence. After fielding numerous complains, the city council is looking to take action.

The village's law director in March unsuccessfully proposed an ordinance that would have empowered police to capture and euthanize the feral cats.

Charlotte White-Hull, an advocate with Ohio Alleycat Resource, says removing cats from the equation won't solve the problem.

She says other cats would simply move in to take advantage of the lack of competition for food and shelter.

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