City of Muncie Strays in 2009:
City of Muncie Strays in 2009 by Census Tract:
Muncie and Age Over 65 Mobility:
Muncie Predatory Lending and Poverty:
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It's raining stray cats and dogs in Muncie, and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop it.
That's what mapping by Ball State University shows. It also shows the problem is worse in south Muncie, including the Industry Neighborhood.
"There's certainly a south-of-the river phenomenon," said Matt Wilson, an assistant professor of geography and emerging media expert.
But he advises against finger-pointing.
"This is a social justice issue," said Wilson, who predicts the spread of stray animals will only become magnified unless the city tackles issues like unemployment and poverty. [Click for more.]