Nova Scotia SPCA lays charges after 127 cats seized, raising money to pay for rescue

Published on April 4, 2014
Cinnamon is one of the cats that is still available for adoption with the Hants County SPCA. He's been described as a "very social and friendly kitty" and is less than one year old. His adoption fee is $125 and he has been neutered. For more adoption details, visit: www.hants.spcans.ca. (Submitted photo)

Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after the Nova Scotia SPCA seized 127 cats from a Dartmouth property last week.  

The SPCA has laid charges of “confining an animal to an enclosure or area with inadequate space, unsanitary conditions, inadequate ventilation or without providing an opportunity for exercise so as to significantly impair the animal’s health or well-being.”

The cats are at the provincial shelter in HRM, as well as at the Kings County, Colchester and Pictou county shelters.

Taking in the animals has been expensive, the provincial SPCA said in a news release, with an estimated cost of $15,000 so far.

“Community members have been helpful in bringing in much needed supplies,” the release stated. “The 127 cats are all in the process of being spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia, dewormed, vaccinated, parasite treated and socialized. Over the coming days and weeks the cats will be available for adoption.”

A website has been set up to accept donations to help cover the cost of the cats’ seizure and care here.