Council asked to open shelter 0
Elizabeth Young is urging Blue Mountains council to set up an animal rescue service and build the town's own animal shelter.
In a letter to Mayor Ellen Anderson and council, Young said the town needs an animal rescue ser vice and shelter because the shelter in Collingwood isn't always available.
Young told about a cat that was found lying in the snow outside her home on Bruce St. S. last month. The cat appeared to be injured and it barely responded to attention shown.
After unsuccessful attempts to find the cat's owner, Young 's granddaughter wrapped the animal in a towel and brought it into her house. Young tried to find help for the cat but "there was no assistance available and any lead I was given proved unsuccessful," she wrote.
Young's friend managed to find "a caring and experienced cat rescue person," who found another person who took the cat to the Blue Mountain Veterinary Service and paid for its X-rays and other tests. The cat had suffered injuries that would require major surgery and ended up being euthanized.
Council referred Young's letter to its bylaw department for advice.