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November 26, 2013

HSI/Canada Assists in Rescue of 80 Severely Neglected Cats in Laval

Humane Society International/Canada

  • Hopes of a brighter future. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • Rescued from terrible conditions. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • Many of the cats were ill. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

  • Offering affection to one in need. Michael Bernard/HSI Canada

MONTREAL—80 cats kept in inhumane conditions were rescued from a property located in Laval on Monday after inspections revealed the animals were suffering from a lack of care. The rescued cats included mostly adults, some of them former strays. Humane Society International/Canada assisted the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec in the operation.

Ewa Demianowicz, campaign manager for HSI/Canada, said: "This is a tragic situation and it was devastating to witness the conditions in which these cats were forced to live for so long. The cats appeared to have been denied even the most basic care. Many were visibly sick; and for the most part they were kept in substandard conditions. Thankfully, these desperate animals are now receiving the care and attention they deserve.”

Want to help? Volunteer at our emergency shelter!

Once seized from the property, the cats were transported to an emergency shelter where they are being evaluated by veterinarians and receiving care from staff and volunteers. In the coming weeks, the authorities will finalize their investigation and determine what legal action is appropriate.

Just one month ago, HSI/Canada participated in the rescue of 80 neglected dogs, including many huskies, which were seized from a property in Quebec.

Humane Society International/Canada is in need of volunteers to assist in caring for the dogs and cats. Members of the public who wish to assist us can fill out this form.  

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Media Contact: Christopher Paré, 514.395.2914/438-402-0643, cpare@hsi.org

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