SPCA investigating possible cat abuse in Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Resident complaint prompts animal rescue agency to put up posters in West Island neighbourhood
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 email@example.com.