Chandler family worried about poisoned cats

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A Chandler family is worried someone may be poisoning feral cats in their neighborhood.

“Five, possibly six cats have been poisoned,” Mary Rose told 3TV.

Her aunt who lives on Monterey Street has been feeding the cats for years, but within the past couple of months, a number of the cats have developed similar symptoms, including disorientation and loss of balance.

“Their back legs would stop working, and we’d soon find them dead,” Rose said.

Chandler police confirm they’ve investigated the case but have no leads and no real evidence, as of yet.

It’s not known whether the cats are being poisoned or have a feline disease. Rose said even her veterinarian is baffled.

“It was confusing for him, he says he hasn’t seen anything like that before,” Rose said.

With just a handful of feral cats left in the neighborhood, Rose just wants answers.

“It’s really disturbing,” she said.

Rose tells 3TV she’s reached out to animal groups, such as the ASPCA, as well, but without luck.