MEDIA ALERT: The Ontario SPCA offers assistance to Cornwall residents caring for stray cats
CORNWALL, ON (July 5, 2017) – The pet overpopulation in Cornwall, which historically has been challenging, has spiked recently with an abundance of homeless cats.
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society continues to provide resources to the City of Cornwall to assist city officials in meeting the urgent needs of community animals. The Society will continue to provide resources to support community efforts.
In addition, the Society has recently been contacted by over 150 Cornwall residents caring for stray cats. Currently these citizens are on a waitlist to surrender these stray animals to the Society.
On Thursday, July 6, 2017, the Ontario SPCA will be assisting these residents by opening its doors to take in all the stray cats currently on the waitlist. The cats will be transferred across the province to Animal Centres with available space and placed in the Ontario SPCA adoption program. The Society is currently attempting to contact everyone on the waitlist to notify them of the transfer.
“Animal Welfare is a community responsibility. We are so pleased to see so many members of the community taking the initiative to help the stray cats,” says, Tanya Firmage, Chief of Humane Programs and Community Outreach. “We want to support these residents by helping them care for these cats.”
The residents currently on a waitlist will be asked to bring their stray cat to the Ontario SPCA between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
NOTE TO THE EDITOR: A photo opportunity will be available during the hours of 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of close to 50 communities.
Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.
Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.