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Redmond Police look for public suggestions to discover who abandoned 15 cats in totes near edge of Dry Canyon – KTVZ


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REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Redmond Police relied on the general public Tuesday for help finding whoever abandoned 15 cats in totes at a northwest Redmond park, near the edge of the Dry Canyon.

Officers reacted around 8 a.m. Monday to Paul Hathaway Park on NW Rockcrest Court, where 10 adult cats and 5 kittens were left in totes and abandoned near the canyon’s edge, Lt. Jesse Petersen said.

The cats given off urine and feces and had no access to food or water, Petersen said, though they likewise discovered a luggage with cat food within.

The cats were required to BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond, where they were assessed, dealt with and immunized by veterinary staff.

The Redmond Police Department is looking for the general public’s support in recognizing the individual(s) accountable for deserting these cats, Petersen said. If you understand who the animals, totes or travel luggage bag come from, you’re asked to alert cops by calling Deschutes County’s non-emergency number at 541-693-6911, in recommendation to RPD case #23-8507.

“We would likewise like to thank the juvenile who reported the abandoned cats and Brightside Animal Shelter for assessing and dealing with the cats,” Petersen said in a press release.

As a tip, he said, it protests the law (ORS 167.340, Animal Abandonment) to abandon a domestic animal or horse at an area without supplying minimum care. It is likewise versus the law (ORS 167.325 Animal Neglect) to stop working to supply minimum take care of an animal in an individual’s custody/control.

“If you no longer dream to keep your cat or other domestic animal, please call your regional animal shelter,” the lieutenant said. “They will supply assistance and help you make the very best choice for your animal(s).”

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