July 13, 2023

Richwood looks to clear up animal issues in the village

By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

The question of how to handle wild or feral animals on a resident’s property received some legal clarity this week.

At the regular Richwood Village Council meeting Monday night, officials heard from a resident about issues with feral cats and other animals on the west side of town.

Don Tumeo, of West Bomford Street, said the animals are creating issues such as damaging his personal property and he wanted the village to help clarify what residents are allowed to do about it.

He said he has tried trapping the animals but was told he wasn’t allowed to do that.

“The police came to visit me and I explained my situation and …

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