Nova Scotia Landlords Association

More than 50 cats and kittens were removed from a 1-bedroom apartment in Halifax.

June 1st, 2013

Halifax landlord tenant pets


No matter where you are in Canada, landlords know tenants often leave things behind. This time it’s different!

According to a report on CBC news the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia says more than 50 cats have been removed from a one bedroom apartment in Halifax.

The team was contacted by the landlord on Friday and with the co-operation of the tenant, 51 cats — ranging from small kittens to adults — were removed from the home of an elderly woman.

Spokeswoman Catherine Stevens says there were several sets of kittens, some that were born just a few days ago, and another cat who may be pregnant.

Stevens says the good news is all the cats were in good health.

 She says a temporary shelter has been set up, where the animals will be cared for over the next few days.

The cats will also be spayed and neutered before going to the SPCA for adoption.

Stevens is reminding the public of the importance of having your pet spayed or neutered.

We would like to remind the provincial government these are some of the issues we face and landlords need more tools to take effective action.

To discuss this and other issues facing Nova Scotia landlords and tenants go to the Nova Scotia Landlord Forum.

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