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Ontario SPCA seeks information from the public about two-week-old kitten found starving

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sudbury, ON (October 18, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public about a kitten that was found on the side of highway 17 in Wahnapitae. 

On October 4, 2017, a calico-coloured kitten was brought in to the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre after being found on the side of the highway, between Hill Street and Glenbower Crescent in Wahnapitae, located approximately 15 kilometres east of Sudbury.

A veterinary examination revealed the kitten was underweight, lethargic and suffering from a low body temperature and low blood sugar levels, consistent with starvation. She also showed symptoms of upper respiratory disease. It is estimated that the kitten had been outside for several hours.

The kitten is now receiving the care it requires and is showing signs of improvement.

“We want to determine where this kitten came from and how it ended up in distress on the side of the highway,” says Lynn Michaud, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA.

“We want to remind the public that there is no excuse for failing to care for your animals and that there will be consequences under the law.”

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call the Ontario SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722), or email cruelty@ospca.on.ca. All calls are confidential.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA
mkosowan@ospca.on.ca
289-383-5968

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Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity, the Society is comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA agents and inspectors with police powers to do so.

The Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations, including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.
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