Aban­doned cats res­cued from semi

Live trap set for third cat in empty Labreche semi

North Bay Nugget - - NORTH BAY NUGGET - Jen­nifer haMil­ton-Mc­cha­rles

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.”

Sub­Mit­ted Photo

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.

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