Residents of the town say the cats have been terrorizing them for more than a year and that citizens "have been scratched, bitten, hissed at and intimidated several times by the cat pack." The latest cat attack was against Marlene Jans, who said of her attack, "I was crossing the road, it was dark and I couldn't see them. Then, bam, one came at my dog, one came at me. One was biting my leg. I went for my dog because she was screaming. I had to kick them away. I was really scared and I was dripping blood." Jans's bite later became infected and she insists that she is scared to go out at night.