Many Thanks to those who donated to the care of our resident cats. We thought you might like to meet them.
Many customers notice and ask about the Cats around the theatre. Highlands Cinemas cares for 30 abandoned domestic and feral cats. The problem is caused by uncaring, irresponsible owners who simply dump their pets like so much garbage. Without intervention most will die from starvation, cars, freezing, are shot by humans, or are killed by other animals. Since there is a total lack of concern or intervention by local municipalities, and animal welfare groups who rely exclusively on donations are swamped, we have done what we can to help in this area. We will not take in any more animals.
Should you be dealing with a stray domestic cat, and need assistance we suggest the following options. Depending on where you are located, Sometimes the local Veterinarians, and Pet Stores can help. The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes at 705 878 4618. Kawartha Lakes Animal Welfare Society at 705 328 3921. Lakefield Animal Welfare at 705 652 0588. Bracebridge Ontario SPCA at 705 645 6225.
Unfortunately since the Kawartha Lakes Council refuses to do anything to try and deal with the problem, as a last resort, perhaps you could deliver the animal during office hours to Mayor Andy Letham at 26 Francis St. Lindsay, Ontario. His phone number is 705 324 9411 Ext. 1320. If you have to resort to this probably you should inform the editor at Kawartha Lakes This Week, in Lindsay, Ontario (705 324 8600) so a reporter can follow the progress of the cats care.
It costs a lot of money to provide food, lodging, medicine and veterinary care for the cats we have. For anyone who may feel the urge to help, two Boxes have been installed in the lobby of the theatre, to accept donations to assist with their care.