Ontario SPCA seeking information from the public after cat found in dumpster

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ottawa, ON (March 24, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public after a cat was found inside a carrier at the bottom of a dumpster in Ottawa’s West end.

A passerby heard a cat meowing around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 near an apartment building on Carling Avenue, between Grenon Avenue and Moore Avenue. A female long-haired tabby was found underneath a pile of boxes in the dumpster. The cat was inside a medium-sized plastic dog carrier with a brown bottom and cream-coloured top. She was wearing a frayed red fabric collar with four small bells.

An examination of the cat, estimated to be about 15 years old, revealed she suffered from diabetes and was underweight, dehydrated and experiencing stiffness in her front legs.

If you have any information that could assist in this investigation, please call 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.

“There is no excuse for failing to care for your animals,” says Jennifer Bluhm, Deputy Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If you find yourself in a position where you can no longer care for your animals, contact your local Ontario SPCA animal centre or humane society to discuss your options.”




Melissa Kosowan       

Ontario SPCA



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