City Collaborates with District Humane Society

Posted On Wednesday October 21, 2020

The Thunder Bay and District Humane Society has offered to take in stray cats on a temporary basis to allow the City’s Animal Services Centre to focus on providing essential core services during the pandemic.

“Animal Shelters can quickly become overwhelmed during a pandemic unless services are limited,” said Doug Vincent, Manager, Licensing & Enforcement. “Bringing in large numbers of animals would stretch capacity and resources to the point where we could no longer adequately care for the animals.”

He added that avoiding a crisis in the City’s animal shelter is essential to protect community health.

Animal Services will continue to work with other community cat and dog caregivers such as Kitty Kare Feline Rescue, Caring Hearts Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, New Hope Dog Rescue and Adopt-a-Mutt to make sure that dogs and cats within the shelter are moved along as quickly as possible.

Pet owners can still claim their pets by calling Animal Services at 684-2156 (by appointment only). 

 

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Contact:       Doug Vincent, Manager - Licensing & Enforcement, doug.vincent@thunderbay.ca

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