The Winnipeg Humane Society has been dealing with an onslaught of animals coming in with broken bones.
The shelter says since April, 19 dogs and cats have arrived with broken bones. Fourteen were treated and are recovering, while four had to be euthanized due to their injuries. Six more animals with broken bones have arrived since the beginning of May.
“Breeding season for cats occurs in the warmer months, and unfixed animals follow their natural instincts to wander in search of other unfixed animals,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS director of animal health. “This can lead to serious injuries like getting hit by cars.”
Animals who are spayed or neutered are less likely to roam the streets, according to the Humane Society.
The WHS is also looking for foster homes for the recovering felines. Anyone willing to take an animal in can call the WHS foster department at (204) 982-2049. All supplies will be provided and a four- to eight-week commitment would be required.