RCMP finds 25 cats in Fox Harbour home

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Placentia RCMP say that charges are pending under the new Animal Health and Protection Act after 25 cats were found in a house in Fox Harbour on Thursday.

According to a news release issued late Friday evening, a veterinarian in St. John’s was the first person to contact police on Dec. 14 after a person from Fox Harbour brought two cats in for treatment.

One of the cats was severely emaciated, dehydrated, jaundiced and appeared to have burns on the bottom of its hind paws. The veterinarian had to euthanize the cat. The other, a kitten, was a emaciated and dehydrated, and was covered in fleas.

On Dec. 20, a search warrant was executed at the home in Fox Harbour. With assistance from the St. John’s SPCA, police found 25 cats “in various degrees of distress,” according to the news release.

The animals have been seized and turned over to the St. John’s SPCA. The organization is now treating and caring for the animals.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Fox Harbour

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  • Duffy
    December 25, 2012 - 07:05

    Sad to say but just another day in Newfoundland where animals are abused all the time here more than anywhere else on the Mainland. Starvation, abandoned colonies of cats ignored by even the Towns and SPCA, healthy dogs taken out because they are not cute puppies anymore, thrown in ponds with weights to drown, Beagles in small cages then run to death a month a year for a rabbit and the list can go on. Sad but true and then the usless system does nothing after the RCMP do their job. Maybe a small fine and a lecture by some Liberal Save the World Judge.

  • marg hancock
    December 22, 2012 - 19:57

    whoever treated those cats in such an inhumane way I hope gets severly punished. Throw the book at the idiots!