Cat owners in Kenora should be on notice.
Celynn Alcock, Manager of The Kenora Cat Shelter, is warning residents to leave their pets indoors. Alcock says that it's no longer safe for cats in the area to stay outside, following a high amount of cat-related reports in the area.
Alcock noted that she is seeing roughly two reports per day of cats going missing. She says that the reports have been coming in on a higher basis than anytime in the past 10 to 15 years.
Even though various wildlife like foxes, coyotes and wolves in the area are potential hazards, Alcock noted that she has heard reports of people trapping animals and dumping them elsewhere, as well as reports of people poisoning animals.
Alcock stressed that resident's pets should stay on their owner's personal property for their own safety.
OPP Constable Ronni Grosenick noted that reports of Animal Cruelty have not been filed, but encouraged residents to report any potential Animal Cruelty crimes to the OPP, or to Crime Stoppers.