Mark Serra is mourning the death of his pet cat, Krinkles. And he blames Mississauga Animal Services in Ontario, Canada for his cat’s death.
Serra and his wife were away on a week-long vacation in Europe when Krinkles strayed away from home. Mississauga Animal Services picked up the black cat.
Krinkles had been microchipped by Mississauga Animal Services earlier in the year, and he also wore a collar with contact information on it.
Even with that information, unfortunately, Krinkles was euthanized in the animal shelter. Serra and his wife came home on October 14 to find a letter from the animal shelter saying that they had picked up Krinkles as a stray. The deadline, October 10, to pick up their cat before he became the shelter’s property had already passed.
The shelter staff said that Krinkles was aggressive and had been euthanized because they thought he could not be adopted.
But Serra is upset that none of his family was contacted even with Krinkles being microchipped and wearing a collar.
He said, “They had the attitude they had exhausted all their measures, which they didn’t,” he said. “They could have called my mom, who loved the cat, or my wife’s parents, but they didn’t. It’s an animal service … they’re supposed to protect them.”
Serra said he is frustrated by a lack of response from Mississauga Animal Services and why nothing was done to try and contact Krinkles’ family.
Source: Toronto Sun