The Humane Society of Durham Region is seeking the public’s help in a deliberate act of animal cruelty. Found as a stray in the Thornton and Champlain area of Durham Region on March 14, 2014. The injured cat was transferred from Oshawa Animal Services to the Human Society of Durham Region for medical assessment for a broken leg, additionally it was discovered the cat had been shot sixteen times with a pellet gun, in a press release from The Human Society of Durham’s Region Barbara Steinhoff.
X-rays clearly show the pellets lodged throughout the cat’s body. The male cat, now named Matty, is currently stable and will soon undergo surgery.
“With everything Matty has been through, his sweet disposition is shining through. He has won the hearts of his veterinarians and our animal care workers.” says Barbara Steinhoff, Executive Director.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Humane Society of Durham Region at 905-665-7430.
Individuals wishing to help support Matty’s veterinary care may donate online at www.humanedurham.com or by texting HSDR to 20222 to donate $10 through their mobile device.