Abandoned cats rescued from semi
Live trap set for third cat in empty Labreche semi
Two cats, possibly three, were allegedly abandoned in a semi on Labreche Drive last week.
Neighbours and passersby started to notice the felines peering through the window last week after the residents had moved out.
“We knew the tenants had moved out last week because we saw the moving trucks. My husband was driving by the home over the weekend and saw the cats in the window,” Cynthia Jackson said Tuesday.
Jackson went to check to see if anyone was home, but her knocks went unanswered.
She returned to the home the following day and saw one of the cats in the backyard.
Jackson noticed an open window without a screen and assumed that is how the cat escaped.
“It looked scared,” Jackson said. “I brought it over some water and food.”
Jackson wasn’t the only one concerned about the cats.
Monique Peters, a volunteer and co-ordinator with Pet Save, received several text messages from concerned neighbours about the situation on Labreche.
Peters said she knocked on the door, but nobody was home. Within minutes, two cats approached her from the backyard.
“One is an orange tabby, a young male about one-year-old who isn’t neutered, and there also is a brown tabby with white markings that is neutered.”
Peters was able to catch the two cats. The North Bay and District Humane Society was contacted and the animals were dropped off at the shelter.
“These animals were abandoned and the right thing to do is to report it to the Humane Society,” she said.
Peters said she’s been in contact with the landlord and a live trap has been set to catch a third cat.
Humane Society executive director Daryl Vaillancourt said if an animal isn’t properly cared for the owners can be charged.
“The most common call is when someone moves out of their residence and leaves the animal behind,” he said.
“If someone suspects an animal has been abandoned, please give us a call. If we can’t re-home the animal, we can transfer it to another community.”
A young orange tabby is one of two cats rescued from a home on Labreche Drive that were allegedly abandoned last week and now with the Humane Society. A live trap has been set in the home to capture a third cat.