A number of stray cats have been found with serious burns in the St-Jerome area, believed to have been caused by hot oil.
One woman told the Journal she found three cats with serious burns since last winter.
A cat came to the woman’s home, she said, seeking shelter from the blistering cold temperatures. She noticed the cat smelled like oil – so strong it made her eyes water.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, has been sharing troubling photos of the cats on social media, hoping to bring attention to the issue.
The SPCA reported there were nearly 1100 cases of maltreatment of animal in 2013. Negligence had affected 2846 animal in the same year.
Animals beaten, starved, abandoned, tortured, SPCA inspectors have seen them all.
Anita Papuscinska, spokesperson for the SPCA, has repeatedly told CJAD News, laws need to change.