Newspaper article The Canadian Press

OPP, SPCA Investigating after 11 Cats Found in Plastic Bin North of Elliot Lake

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

OPP, SPCA Investigating after 11 Cats Found in Plastic Bin North of Elliot Lake

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Cats found abandoned near Elliot Lake

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ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. - Provincial police and the OSPCA are investigating after nearly a dozen cats were found abandoned in a plastic bin north of Elliot Lake, Ont., on Tuesday.

Three adult cats and eight kittens were found in the bin, which was placed between two dumpsters on the side of a rural road outside the northern city.

Police say the animals required immediate medical attention and were taken to a local vet.

An Ontario SPCA spokeswoman says seven of the kittens survived, two of adult cats were dead and the third was euthanized on the recommendation of the treating veterinarian.

"The three adult cats that died were all female and tortoiseshell in colour and two were the mothers of the kittens that were found," Melissa Kosowan said in an email. …

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