Cornwall Ontario – Local media received allegations that a worker at the local SD&G OSPCA refused to accept a stray cat and suggested the person return it to the streets.
For Joanne Carbonnell it was a frustrating experience. She had never expected to be told by a SD&G OSPCA worker what she alleged below.
There has been a stray cat where my sister in law lives for the last two weeks.
Normand Carbonnell caught the cat. They brought it to the OSPCA on Boundry Road.
Julie the worker there told my husband and sister in law to put the cat on the street as they did not have the room for the cat. Norm and Linda were quite upset and said what are we supposed to do – let the cat get attacked by dogs, get runned over by a car, starve etc…
They said there is nothing that they can do. When they got home, I called the OSPCA in Cornwall, spoke with Julie and she was quite rude. I asked her what Norm asked her and she said to put the cat back on the street. That there is nothing they can do.
This is the OSPCA that we donate to, that a lot of people volunteer and they cannot do anything for this cat. So let the cat starve, be cold, get attacked or run over…they don’t care. Please share…..
CFN spoke with Ms Carbonnell via telephone this afternoon where she again confirmed details of the event which allegedly occurred Thursday October 13th at around 4PM.
I just don’t understand how they could suggest that…
She said she was told by the local OSPCA worker that they were only taking reservations for mid-November surrenders.
The OSPCA was contacted locally, and to its head office via telephone to Brad Dewar and Alison Cross. None have returned communications prior to publication.
After going public on social media it appears the cat will be adopted!
Ironically attacks and complaints against a local pet store that sold kittens could be a factor in over crowding at the SD&G OSPCA affiliate which has had discounted cat adoption days. Cornwall, which has a stray cat issue, has some sketchy cat issues in that strays are supposed to go through by law officers and not the OSPCA. The city has also had issues with Parvo and other animal diseases.
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