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The Lincoln County Humane Society offers shelter and care to the displaced Topper Motel pets

MEDIA RELEASE - Thorold, ON (August 18, 2017) – Approximately 20 people in Thorold are set to become homeless at the end of this month after receiving only one month’s notice that they must vacate the premises of the Topper Motel on Lundy’s Lane by August 31.  Several of these tenants have pets who are also facing the possibility homelessness now as a result of the hotel closure.

“This is an unfortunate situation for everyone involved and we are going to do what we can to assist,” says Kevin Strooband, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society.  The LCHS is offering temporary housing and care for pets, to the tenants of the Topper Motel.  “Part of our mandate is to help people maintain their pets. We can hopefully ease their transition by providing their pets temporary shelter and care while their owners find other living accommodations. It is the best thing to do, to keep pets and people together.” says Strooband. 

The LCHS was onsite yesterday talking to the residents and will continue to work with those needing assistance. The first two cats arrived late yesterday.  Their photos are attached. (The black timid – but friendly cat is: Bella, and the gray cat with the terrific moustache is: Amigo. )

 

MEDIA CONTACT:       Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, 905-682-0767 Ext 508

 

Kevin Strooband
Executive Director

Lincoln County Humane Society
160 Fourth Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2S 0B6

P: 905-682-0767 ext. 508
F: 905-682-8133
E: kstrooband@lchs.ca

W: www.lchs.ca
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T: @LincolnCountyHS