Ontario SPCA seeking information from the public after two cats were found abandoned inside garbage bag
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Orangeville, ON (October 5, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public after two cats were found abandoned in tightly knotted garbage bags outside a veterinary hospital in Orangeville.
The cats were found at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 by staff at the veterinary hospital, located near Broadway and Mill Street. It is believed they were dumped earlier that day. The cats were found inside a blue closed-style litter box that had been double bagged with two black garbage bags and left at the back of the building. The cats were immediately assessed by a veterinarian and have since been re-homed.
Both animals are neutered and declawed male Siamese-type cats. They were not wearing collars and are not microchipped.
“Abandoning your animal is never an option. If you find yourself in a position where you can no longer care for your animals, contact your local animal centre or humane society to discuss your options,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If anyone knows anything about these cats or witnessed anything unusual in the area where they were found, we urge them to come forward.”
Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation is urged to contact 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity, the Society is 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.
The Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations, including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.