A 79-year-old Ohio woman felt the long paw of the law this week, when local authorities sentenced her to more than a week in federal prison for feeding cats. Garland Heights, Ohio, has made it a minor misdemeanor to feed stray animals, something Nancy Segula was not aware of and did regularly with her neighborhood cats.
According to the local authorities, Nancy told them, “It’s too much of a sentence for what I’m doing, when there are so many people out there that do bad things.”
During interviews with local stations, including Fox News, Segula told the reporters that she has been feeding the cats since 2017. “I used to have a neighbor that had a couple of cats and he moved away so he left them,” Segula told the police station. “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.”
Authorities have since confirmed that Sagula is scheduled to enter prison on August 11th, shocking her friends and family. “I couldn’t believe it,” her son, Dave Pawlowski, told Fox 8. “She gets 10 days in jail.”