It happened Tuesday on Dalton Avenue in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood.
The surveillance footage, shared online, shows a letter carrier approaching a home and spraying repellent toward two cats lounging on the front porch before delivering mail. The video shows the carrier then continuing on and spraying the repellent toward a cat on Andrea Hicks’s porch.
“They weren’t even around him, and he went and took out the pepper spray and was spraying away,” Hicks said.
She said docile stray cats have lived in the area for years and are part of the Cleveland Animal Protective League’s Trap-Neuter-Return Program.
“I’m very upset about it because these stray cats have nobody but us to take care of them,” Hicks said.