Cleveland woman, 79, sentenced to jail time for feeding stray cats
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Nancy Segula lives on Havana Road in Garfield Heights and a couple years ago, the cats started showing up on her back porch.

By Melissa Reid, WJW

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) -- Nancy Segula lives on Havana Road in Garfield Heights and a couple years ago, the cats started showing up on her back porch.

“It began in 2017 with me feeding stray kitties. I used to have a neighbor that had a couple cats and he moved away so he left them,” Segula said. “I would always feed them and care for them because I was worried about them and I’m a cat lover. Once my neighbors got upset about it, they called the animal warden."

She got her first citation in 2017. More followed.

“I got a total of four,” Segula said.

Her latest citation required her to appear before Magistrate Jeffrey Short last week. He sentenced her to 10 days in the Cuyahoga County Jail.

In Garfield Heights, it is illegal to feed stray dogs and cats under ordinance 505.23.

Segula is to report to the county jail Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.

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