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Welcome to Tonawanda Island, a "small island with a big cat problem."
People have reportedly used the 85-acre island, in the middle of the Niagara River, as a dumping ground for unwanted cats and kittens. Left to their own devices, the creatures have already begun mating — and multiplying into the hundreds.
"They're multiplying horrendously," Mike Charnock, who owns the Shores Waterfront Restaurant and Marina, told WIVB. "There's just too many cats is what it boils down to."
Watch the report about one woman's attempt to fix the problem with "Operation Island Cats," below. --Sarah Eberspacher
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