Justice for 41 Cats Allegedly Kept in Filthy Conditions

Target: Dan Mitchell, Crown Attorney, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Goal: Seek maximum punishment for woman accused of continued neglect of cats after SPCA warning.

A woman is facing animal cruelty charges after over 40 cats were seized from her apartment. The cats were allegedly kept in filthy conditions with poor ventilation and were denied medical care. According to Thunder Bay and District Humane Society representatives, the cats were found in various stages of illness, with some suffering from respiratory infections and some kittens showing signs of birth defects.

Authorities were first alerted to the situation by neighbors, who complained of a foul smell coming from the apartment. The owner of the cats was ordered under the Ontario SPCA Act to have the animals examined by a veterinarian, as well as to clean and sanitize the unit. When she reportedly failed to comply, the animals were removed from her custody.

Now, she has been charged with permitting distress, causing distress, non-compliance of an order, failing to provide adequate and appropriate ventilation, failing to provide adequate medical attention, failing to provide adequate sanitary conditions and failing to provide necessary care for the general welfare.

This deliberate neglect is unacceptable. She may have been able to keep the cats had she followed the orders handed down to her, but she seemingly chose to continue to allow the cats to suffer in filthy conditions. Sign the petition below to demand that she is given the maximum penalty possible under the law, if found guilty.


Dear Mr. Mitchell,

Over 40 cats were recently rescued from an apartment where they were allegedly kept in filthy conditions. The smell in the apartment was so bad that several neighbors had complained, leading to an inspection of the home. Upon authorities’ discovery of the condition of the home, the owner was ordered under the Ontario SPCA Act to clean and sanitize the apartment and obtain veterinary care for all of her animals.

She reportedly failed to do so, which resulted in the seizure of all of the animals. Veterinary checkups revealed that several of the animals suffered health issues, ranging from respiratory infections to birth defects.

This apparent deliberate neglect is reprehensible and must be punished harshly. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the harshest possible punishment for this woman, if found guilty.


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Photo credit: Ontario SPCA

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  2. this woman must be punish to the harshest laws of the Canadian Gov. very bad karma.

    • But it’s OK to slaughter dogs cats and horses for ASIAN RESTATAUNTS IN CANADA ?

      • Like most countries, Canada has a total double standard when it comes to animals. It seems an INDIVIDUAL person abusing animals is a crime – as it should be – but abusing animals en masse – by a COMPANY – is allowed.

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