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Nov 27, 2013

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LAVAL, Que. — Quebec’s agriculture ministry has seized 80 cats, all in poor health, from a shelter in suburban Montreal.

Government officials removed the cats from the Operation Felix shelter in Laval, north of the city, following months of anonymous complaints and visits from inspectors.

Ministry official Cedric Pare told QMI Agency the goal was to save the animals and give them the necessary health care.

All of the cats were checked by veterinarians.

The Humane Society International and the SPCA also took part in the operation over the objections of shelter manager Janine Larose.

She said that if the cats were in bad shape, it was because her shelter found them that way.

“These are not house cats,” she told QMI Agency. “They all have colds.

“The goal (of the seizure) was not the welfare of the animals,” she added.

The ministry said fines may be pending.