Montreal

SPCA investigating possible cat abuse in Pierrefonds-Roxboro

The Montreal SPCA is investigating a possible case of abuse towards domestic cats in Pierrefonds-Roxboro after receiving a complaint from a resident.

Resident complaint prompts animal rescue agency to put up posters in West Island neighbourhood

The SPCA is investigating a complaint of harm or poisoning to cats in Pierrefonds-Roxboro. (Tyler Flockhart/University of Guelph)
The Montreal SPCA is investigating a possible case of abuse towards domestic cats in Pierrefonds-Roxboro after receiving a complaint from a resident.
One of the posters the SPCA has placed on mailboxes in Pierrefonds-Roxboro. (Facebook)

The animal protection group has put up posters in a neighbourhood of the borough, asking people with information to come forward and warning that harming or poisoning pets is a crime.

"We have no concrete leads, but we take all complaints seriously and want to be proactive," said Anita Kapuscinska of the SPCA.

The group won't disclose any more details about the type of abuse, who made the complaint and in what neighbourhood. 

However, Kapuscinska underscored the illegality of poisoning animals.

"Poisoning cats is not a good way to control overpopulation, if that's what's causing people to do this," she said.

"There are other proactive and ethical ways of controlling cat populations, like trap-neuter-release programs. We encourage municipalities to adopt these programs with the shelters they work with."

Anyone with information can contact the SPCA at 514-735-2711 ext. 2230 or by emailing inspection@spcamontreal.com.

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