Stray cats raising concern in Winsted

Snowbunny and Toby are two rescues among many cats who have been cared for by Deb Haydock.Photo Submitted

WINSTED — A Winsted woman with a fondness for felines has begun working with a couple of out-of-town organizations in an attempt to curb a growing population of abandoned cats.

Amanda Carneski said Tuesday that she has taken in as many as six cats at a time during the winter months and that she believes dozens more are living in the Gay Street area, just north of downtown Winsted.

“I think it has grown to epidemic proportions here,” Carneski said. “It’s out of control.”

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