Humane Society International/Canada

Humane Society International/Canada

November 26, 2013 13:50 ET

HSI/Canada Assists in Rescue of 80 Severely Neglected Cats in Laval

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) - 80 cats kept in inhumane conditions were rescued from a property located in Laval on Monday after inspections revealed the animals were suffering from a lack of care. The rescued cats included mostly adults, some of them former strays. Humane Society International/Canada assisted the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec in the operation.

Ewa Demianowicz, campaign manager for HSI/Canada, said: "This is a tragic situation and it was devastating to witness the conditions in which these cats were forced to live for so long. The cats appeared to have been denied even the most basic care. Many were visibly sick; and for the most part they were kept in substandard conditions. Thankfully, these desperate animals are now receiving the care and attention they deserve."

Once seized from the property, the cats were transported to an emergency shelter where they are being evaluated by veterinarians and receiving care from staff and volunteers. In the coming weeks, the authorities will finalize their investigation and determine what legal action is appropriate.

Just one month ago, HSI/Canada participated in the rescue of 80 neglected dogs, including many huskies, which were seized from a property in Quebec.

Humane Society International/Canada is in need of volunteers to assist in caring for the dogs and cats. Members of the public who wish to assist us can click here or visit:

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. HSI/Canada has active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International-one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world, with more than eleven million members and constituents globally-on the Web at

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