The Canadian Press

2015-12-31 | Stray Cat Blues

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The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies says pet owners across the country are getting the message about responsible dog ownership, but it's a different story for felines. Its annual report for 2014 shows 69 per cent of stray dogs taken in by humane societies or SPCAs were reunited with their guardians, compared to 56 per cent in 2013. For cats, just five per cent got home. Federation CEO Barbara Cartwright says many cat owners falsely believe their pets can take care of themselves. (The federation's report says since 2001, there have been about twice as many cats as dogs transported to shelters -- a factor behind overcrowding in the facilities.)

Date: 2015-12-31
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's a pervasive pervasive understanding idea out there that well the cat will come back or you know I'll wait a week or two weeks before I start to look for my cat cuz they're independent and they can take care of themselves and then in which case it's too late for the cat they've been absolutely lost from their owner >>