The investigation into stray cats in Stryker continues.
Mayor Dan Hughes read a prepared statement at Stryker Village Council’s regular meeting Monday, asking residents to allow time for the justice system to sort out allegations that stray cats were disposed of in an inhumane manner by members of the police department.
The Bryan Times reports that Hughes said neither the current village mayor’s office, nor the village council, ever gave or approved a directive to trap, then shoot or drown stray or feral cats.
Hughes also denied rumors that the Williams County Humane Society offered assistance with the cat problem before the alleged incident.
The matter was investigated by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in March because Williams County Sheriff Steve Towns asked that the case be transfered due to the conflict of interest in investigating a county department. The case was sent to Bryan Municipal Court Prosecutor Rhonda Fisher on March 20.
The case is reportedly in the process of being sent to a special prosecutor and no criminal charges have been filed.