FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY RESPONSE TO RECENT CAT SEIZURE
EDMONTON, AB (October 22, 2019) – We were saddened to learn about the recent animal cruelty case which resulted in 39 cats being euthanized at Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC). Of the remaining cats, we can confirm that four were transferred into EHS’ care on October 4 and 5. Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to euthanize one of the cats for medical reasons as its condition was not improving. The remaining three cats are well enough for re-homing. We cannot comment on their conditions however and will not be revealing their identities due to the ongoing investigation and for the safety of the cats.
We want to express our thanks to our partners at Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) and Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for their work on this case. We are grateful that the cats have been removed from this situation so that they can be relieved of their suffering, and that we could be a part of the journey to finding three of them a home where they will be well-loved and cared for.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind the community the importance of reporting any concerns for animals who may be neglected or abandoned to the City of Edmonton by calling 311. Concerns for animals outside the of the city should be directed to the Alberta SPCA. Only with the community’s help can animals in these situations be assisted and removed when necessary, so that they can be given a new chance at a better life.
To read the original news release from Edmonton Police Service, click here. A warning that the article includes photos which some may find upsetting.
EPS is asking that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kelly Jenner and Alisha Leclercq to contact them by calling 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://bit.ly/2N2sebT.