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RPD Seeks Information On Cats Abandoned At Park

REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Police are asking for the public's help tracking down the person responsible for 15 cats abandoned at Paul Hathaway Park, on the upper rim of the Dry Canyon. Officers responded to the park on NW Rockcrest Ct. Monday morning after 10 adult cats and five kittens were discovered in totes near the canyon edge. The cats smelled of urine and feces and didn’t have access to food or water. They also found a suitcase with cat food inside. 

The cats were taken to Brightside Animal Shelter in Redmond, where they were evaluated, treated, and vaccinated by veterinary staff. If you know who the animals, totes, or luggage bag belongs to, please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.  Reference RPD case #23-8507.   

RPD thanks the young person who reported the abandoned cats and Brightside Animal Shelter for evaluating and treating the animals.  

As a reminder, it is against the law to abandon a domestic animal or equine at a location without providing minimum care. It is also against the law to fail to provide minimum care for an animal in a person’s custody/control.   

If you no longer wish to keep your cat or other domestic animal, please call your local animal shelter.  They will provide guidance and help you make the best decision for your animal(s). 

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