“Minnie is a tremendously lucky cat, and now, with 8 lives left, this sweet cat will be happy to be reunited with her family soon.” – Kevin Strooband, Lincoln County Humane Society.
A Report from Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society in St. Catharines
Niagara, Ontario – This past Thursday, June 21st, in a heroic effort to save a cat on the QEW, two passersby stopped and corralled a loose, fearful, domestic short haired, black and white cat.
They had just watched her jump from a moving truck. Fearing injuries, they brought her to a local veterinarian and were advised to attend the Lincoln County Humane Society in St. Catharines. They did so.
Staff took the scared cat in and assessed her. Other than some superficial injuries and a lost nail, she was fine. This is where is gets interesting. LCHS standard protocol includes scanning all stray cats for a microchip and staff did just that.
A little beep indicated this cat had one and a simple call to the microchip company revealed ‘Minnie’ was the cat and her owner, Robert, lives in Milton, over 50 kilometres away.
Robert shared what he knows:
Minnie started her story by being dumped at abus stop in Milton about a year ago and was taken in by the local Humane Society. Her brother had already found a home when Robert adopted Minnie.Robert’s young daughter, Solane, loved her new cat and named her ‘Minnie’.
Last night, their loving cat went missing, 3-year old Solane was devastated.A call from the LCHS that Minnie was okay quelled her fears. This afternoon, Robert, Solane and Minnie will be reunited at the shelter when they come to claim her. The LCHS will be waiving its fees.
“Minnie is a tremendously lucky cat, now with 8 lives left, this sweet catwill be happy to be reunited with her family soon” said Kevin Strooband,Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society.
“Favouring her paw and smelling a little like a greasy truck, Minnie is purring, seeking attention and doing well while she waits” he continued.
- Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society, and President, Niagara Region Animal Services.
Or on the Humane Society’s Facebook page at – <http://www.facebook.com/lincolncountyhumanesociety>www.facebook.com/lincolncountyhumanesociety
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