Winnipeg Humane Society Declares ‘State of Emergency’ for Cats

The Winnipeg Humane Society is running out of room for cats.


On Friday, the animal shelter put out a call for help on its Facebook page saying it had reached a state of emergency.


The shelter said it had 437 cats in its care as of Friday and in the last week used one month’s supply of cat foot and litter alone. For the first time in 10 years, shelter staff have to house cats in portable carriers.


Part of the reason for the increase is that the Humane Society no longer euthanizes sick cats upon arrival.


In hopes of freeing up space, cat adoptions are being provided for free until Aug. 18.




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