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Fat cat weighed 25 pounds, owner charged: Ottawa Humane Society
Ottawa Sun ^ | June 4, 2013 | DOUG HEMPSTEAD

Posted on 06/04/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT by rickmichaels

OTTAWA - Ottawa Humane Society staff euthanized a 25-pound cat which was so overweight it couldn’t even stand up — and the owner has been charged.

Guylene Roy was investigated and charged with neglect after the 12-year-old feline, named Napoleon, was brought in to the shelter to be surrendered.

OHS executive director Bruce Roney calls it “an extreme case” and says the animal suffered from fur matted with fecal matter and severe skin irritation causing painful scalding of the anus and hind limbs.

He said investigation revealed Roy had taken the cat to a veterinarian several times but is alleged to have ignored the veterinarian’s instructions which led to the further deterioration of the cat’s health.

Roney said there is no singular rule for feeding cats — it depends on their age and how active they are.

“You need to take a vet’s advice,” he said. “And that’s what appears did not happen here.”

The OHS conducts 1,000 investigations each year but only lays 12 to 24 charges for neglect or abuse.

“We hold charges for only the most serious cases,” he said.

While Roney admits cases of overweight animals is becoming more common, he’s not seen one this extreme before.

This cat was in very bad condition, “ said OHS inspector Miriam Smith.

“Failure to follow a veterinarian’s advice and allowing a pet to deteriorate like this is appalling. And it’s against the law.”

Roy is scheduled to appear in court June 27.


TOPICS: Canada; Government
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 06/04/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

They’d send me to GITMO . I taught mine to smoke.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 10:00:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Mine is a meateater! The little guys loves raw meats, cooked meats, hell, I bet roadkill would entice him. He hates veggies.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

And mine loves pulling open the bread drawer to get the bread. Especially likes the gluten-free. The more expensive, the more he likes it.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: rickmichaels

5 posted on 06/04/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: TurboZamboni

My maine coon is 23 lbs, but that isn’t out of the ordinary for that breed.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 10:16:37 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: rickmichaels

Poor kitty. He didn’t have much of a quality of life, thanks to his anal orifice owner. Guy SHOULD be prosecuted.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 10:16:45 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: rickmichaels

“But Officer, I throw this cat on a treadmill every day. He just refuses to work out!”


8 posted on 06/04/2013 10:18:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rusty0604

Maine Coon cats are awesome! I wonder what a savannah Maine coon cross would look like...


9 posted on 06/04/2013 10:22:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rusty0604

I got a 20 pound Maine Coon.....and his name is Rusty...:)


10 posted on 06/04/2013 10:23:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: rickmichaels

Failure to follow a veterinarian’s advice and allowing a pet to deteriorate like this is appalling. And it’s against the law.”


cute me chapter and verse on that......................


11 posted on 06/04/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: rickmichaels

The neighbors used to have a huge cat. It wasn’t the owners’ fault. The cat loved to fish in the river. He’d happily chow down on fish he caught.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: HerrBlucher

3 guesses where I came up with my screenname. My Rusty does not like it when I am on the computer and not scratching his chin or some other top priority, so he glares at me and occasionally jumps in and hits the keyboard.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 10:48:50 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

A cat that size could give a dog a lot of trouble...


14 posted on 06/04/2013 10:56:07 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

He’s pretty laid back, as long as a dog or another cat leaves him alone, he just lays there and looks at them. He’s very friendly towards adult people but doesn’t like small children messing with him.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

LOL, your MC is a Rusty too. I named mine after a farting horse on Seinfeld. Rusty was a stray kitten I took in and for the first month I had him he farted the worst smelling farts I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. They were deadly. After eating good food for a while the farting stopped.


16 posted on 06/04/2013 11:12:40 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: HerrBlucher

I remember that episode. I love Seinfeld.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: rickmichaels

Wow, my Maine Coon is 25 pounds, but there’s no fat on him. He’s just a big cat (about 4 feet long from nose to tail). He does get the matted fur from time to time. he loves to lay in the garden and always seems to get the occasional slug matted into his hair. I took the vet’s advice on it though, and we bought a $12 cordless beard trimmer that is perfect for getting out the snarls and matS.

It’s too bad they put the cat down. A good cleaning, removal of the mats along with a little less food would have been the solution.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: rickmichaels; Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping


19 posted on 06/04/2013 11:38:39 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: rickmichaels

This WAS animal abuse and he should be prosecuted. He probably fed the cat too much dry food, which is carb-heavy, along with human treats. Cats need pure protein; carbs make them fat and sick.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 11:48:39 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: rickmichaels

My wife and I have a big gray tabby that weighs 29#. Loves people, loves kids, loves to jump up in your lap. Ugh!

But he hates dogs and if one gets too close he will go after them. He’s chased German Shephards, Rottweilers, and Great Danes.

And they all turn and run


21 posted on 06/04/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Gefn; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

22 posted on 06/04/2013 12:14:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: chaosagent
My wife and I have a big gray tabby that weighs 29#. Loves people, loves kids, loves to jump up in your lap. Ugh!

Squeek, who is pictured on my home page, was obese at 15 lbs. (maybe more) when I adopted her from a rescue group. One evening she tried to jump on the bed (3 ft.) and she fell back and broke her hind leg in three pieces, I was devastated.....

The first vet I took her to really screwed her up by merely attempting to put her leg in a makeshift cast reinforced by a rod that went up the leg and over her back. That essentially immobilized her. Cost me $650.00......

Four days later after squeek not eating all week, I told my stepsister who called her vet who then called me late Thursday night and told me to bring her in the next morning. When he saw what the previous vet had done, he couldn't believe it, he had never seen anything like it.

Turns out the leg was broken in half with a third piece floating. He did surgery the following Friday morning, inserted a rod down the leg and wired the floating piece back to the broken bone and just wrapped it. I picked her up Saturday and Squeek was now mobile, considering what she had went thru, she almost died (and that cost me another $1,150.00 and I almost died) (

Six weeks later, I took her back to the vet, he removed rod the but left the wiring of the bone in place and she's been fine ever since. She now weighs a respectable 11 lbs..........

23 posted on 06/04/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: BuffaloJack

We use the el cheapo trimmer for our maine coon cat. He gets the ‘lion’ trim every spring. And the other cat picks on him.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 1:05:03 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Hot Tabasco

We have a free, $500 cat with a pin in its leg. Dislocated/broken hip joint has a titanium rod now. He was only about 3m old. Someone threw him out of a moving car in front of our house for fun.

For a couple months he ran with a distinct gait but now you can’t tell anything’s wrong with him.

He’s the resident bug hunter. Any bug or lizard that gets in the house is dealt with in short order.


25 posted on 06/04/2013 1:07:41 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Rusty0604

Our maine coon weighs 23or so lbs too. He’s exceedingly fluffy though. We called him ‘fat boy’ for the longest. Until I took the trimmer to him one summer. Turns out he wasn’t fat at all. Just fluffy.

Yes, we apologized.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 1:09:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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My 22-pound Dutch. And this pic is about 10-years-old.
He's still around.
27 posted on 06/04/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Black Agnes

Mine has such long hair and sometimes it gets matted so I have it shaved. Just like yours, then he doesn’t look so fat. He tells me it’s all muscle.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 3:13:55 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Black Agnes
Dislocated/broken hip joint has a titanium rod now. He was only about 3m old.

It's amazing how cats, dogs, animals in general adapt to their disabilities.

When I went in to the vet to pick up Squeek, there was a three legged cat walking around that its parents had brought in for its check up.........

I just downloaded a picture of Squeek when I brought her home from the vet of the house of horrors............

29 posted on 06/04/2013 4:04:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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