North Providence Town Council taking action on rat problem

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – North Providence town council members are taking action on a rat problem by possibly increasing the penalty for leaving food out for rodents.  

Multiple residents stood up at the town council meeting on Tuesday night pleading for help before council members agreed to bring the matter to the ordinance committee.  

“They’re running around our neighborhood during the day, they’ve done damage to the cars, where they’re eating wires to the engines,” resident Lori Ann Rankin said. “Some of our neighbors are here, which has already been brought to town, but they’re biting animals.” 

Town council members tell ABC6 News they still don’t know when the ordinance committee is meeting about the rodent problem, but they expect they will meet before Thanksgiving. 

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