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Author Topic: Canada's Parliament Hill's world famous cat sanctuary is shutting down  (Read 1327 times)
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« on: January 05, 2013, 12:12:56 PM »

The cats on Ottawa's Parliament Hill have been a fixture for thousands of tourist for more than the past 40  years.

Now, their permanent home is being shut down by the volunteers who cared for them.

The last of the cats have all been spayed and neutered and are too old to brave Ottawa winters.

The last four cats have all been adopted.

Cats were orginally "employed" on the Hill as a means of pest control.

Irene Desormeaux first began establishing the cat colony in 1970, when she started feeding the cats at the sanctuary's current location.

Rene Chartrand, known as the "Cat Man", began helping her with the cats in the mid-80s and built the original cat condos.

Here's the news video report that has a very happy ending

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/cats-on-the-hill-heading-to-new-homes-1.1101159#ixzz2H79XnEkZ
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 01:41:16 PM »

When I saw the news about the sanctuary being shut down, I thought, "Oh, no!" But I'm glad to hear that the ending was a happy one, and especially that the cats found homes!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 11:02:06 PM »

So thrilled that there was such a happy ending!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 03:03:12 PM »

I love a happy ending!
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RIP little angel Katey


« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 09:45:24 PM »

Hubby was lucky enough to be able to visit one year. They are really friendly ferals. Some think that other cats should be brought there to take the others' place, but you just don't up and relocate ferals. So, it's nice that they were able to have a home all this time.
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