Edmonton Humane Society overlooked 3 cats inside a transport vehicle for 22 days

The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) were transporting animals to their shelter. Accidentally they left three cats inside the vehicle and they were discovered 22 days later. As a consequence, they have introduced new procedures.

Although the cats were hungry, dehydrated and had minor urine burns on their paws they survived. They have been treated and rehomed. They suffered no major injuries or illnesses. A testament to the amazing survivor qualities of the domestic cat.

They were transporting the animals from another agency on March 27 and regrettably the cats were overlooked when they unloaded the vehicle. They were discovered when the team were preparing for another animal transfer on April 18.

The Edmonton Humane Society reviewed internal processes after conducting a full internal investigation. The review included the actions of the team members involved.

Edmonton Humane Society overlooked 3 cats inside a transport vehicle for 22 days
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2 thoughts on “Edmonton Humane Society overlooked 3 cats inside a transport vehicle for 22 days”

    • Yes, I am going to guess and speculate that the crates contained food and water supplies or a water supply. Cats can’t survive without water for longer than 10 days as far as I recall.

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