VIDEO: 79-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to Jail Time for Feeding 'Stray Kitties'


A 79-year-old woman did something so bad that her city saw fit to make arrangements for her to spend some time in its county jail.

Makes you wonder what she did, right?

Well, the elderly woman did the horrendous action of — wait for it — feeding “stray kitties.”


Nancy Segula of Garfield Heights, Ohio, has been feeding abandoned cats for a couple of years after they started to show 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 told FOX 8 Cleveland. “I would always feed them and care for them because I was worried about them and I’m a cat lover.”

But “cat lovers” don’t seem to be too welcome in her parts of the neighborhood.

“Once my neighbors got upset about it, they called the animal warden,” she said.

After receiving her first citation in 2017, Segula continued to collect more, gathering four in total. Last week, after her most recent citation, she was required to appear before Magistrate Jeffrey Short. 

Now, Short must have had a short temper because he decided to give this cat-loving 79-year-old a “short” sentence of 10 days in jail — for feeding cats


Segula’s son, Dave Pawlowski, couldn’t believe what his mother told him. Can you imagine hearing this from anyone, yet alone your elderly mother?

“I’m sure people hear about the things that happen downtown in that jail. And they are going to let my 79-year-old mother go there?” Pawlowski said.

As Fox 8 Cleveland reports, “In Garfield Heights, it is illegal to feed stray dogs and cats under ordinance 505.23.”

But a jail sentence? Really?

Segula clearly doesn’t think this makes any sense but she is required to report to the county jail on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. 

"That is too much of a sentence for me for what I'm doing, when there are so many other people out there that do so many bad things," she said.

It sure seems like this local government is having some type of power trip with this case.

H/T: The Blaze

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