Ontario SPCA seeking information from the public after kittens found abandoned in crate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sudbury, ON (November 16, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public after five kittens were found abandoned on a Sudbury walking trail.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on November 13, 2017, an individual walking on a trail west of 2nd Avenue North in Sudbury, near Kenwood and Margaret streets, came across a cat carrier with five kittens inside that are estimated to be between nine and 11 weeks of age. The litter is a mix of short and medium-hair domestic kittens, three of which are grey tabbies, along with one calico and one tortoiseshell-tabby. The kittens were not wearing collars and are not microchipped.

The blue-coloured cat carrier was missing its door, with the opening covered over with a cardboard diaper box. A small quilt with blue, red, green and white patches featuring stars, polka dots and stripes was draped over the cat carrier.

The kittens were taken to the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre and found to be suffering from ear mites. They are currently receiving treatment and will be available for adoption once they have recovered.

“Abandoning an animal and exposing it to harm is against the law. If you find yourself in a position where you can no longer care for your animals, contact your local Animal Centre or humane society to discuss your options,” says Lynn Michaud, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If anyone knows anything about these kittens or witnessed anything unusual in the area where they were found, we urge them to come forward.”

Anyone with information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call the Ontario SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722), or email All calls are confidential.


Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA

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Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity, the Society is comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA agents and inspectors with police powers to do so.

The Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations, including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.
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