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Shining Light on Winnipeg’s Stray Cat Problem

April 6, 2011 7:30 AM | Videos

Winnipeg has a severe problem when it comes to stray cats on its streets. More than 50,000 homeless felines roam the city without permanent shelter, food or proper care to cure any illnesses they may pick up while fending for themselves.

Red River College Creative Communications student and freelance Free Press reporter Sandy Klowak has put together a spectacular documentary highlighting the problem.


According to Klowak, the Winnipeg Humane Society offered shelter to 6,083 cats in 2010, but ended up euthanizing 2,549. Calgary, on the other hand, put down 1,617 during the same year due to a successful no cost spay and neuter program for low income residents, supported by revenue generated from cat licensing.

Tags: Animals