GUELPH, ON (April 24, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public about a cat that was left at the side of the road in a plastic blue tote bin on Monday, April 22. The black domestic short hair was found around 4.30pm by a passing driver at the intersection of Imperial and Westwood roads in Guelph. The cat was trapped in the tote and the driver who noticed the cat trapped immediately brought the cat to the Guelph Humane Society for further care.

The obese and scared female cat is now being monitored closely at the shelter. Although the cat appears in good health, further results from medical testing will be available later this week to determine what other care might be required.

“We are looking for the public’s assistance to help us understand why the cat was abandoned the way she was,” says Megan Swan, Ontario SPCA Agent. “We don’t know anything about her history and want to understand why someone might have left the cat at such a busy insection.”

If you have any information about this female, black cat that could assist the Guelph Humane Society, please call 519-824-3091 immediately.

The Guelph Humane Society urges the community to please reach out to GHS at 519-824-3091 or via email, if you or someone you know is unable to continue care for an animal. The humane society is here to help and support individuals or families that can no longer care for their pets for any reason.


Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

PHOTO: Cat and the tote bin it was found in.


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Media Contact:

Megan Swan, Ontario SPCA Agent

Adrienne McBride, Executive Director

Guelph Humane Society

(519) 824-3091