Leelanau Co. Sheriff’s Seeking Information on Cats Left Abandoned Outside Animal Hospital

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for abandoning 29 cats outside of the VCA Cherrybend Animal Hospital in Elmwood Township overnight Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the cats were placed into four cages and left outside of the hospital building. The cats range in age from several weeks to several years old. All of the cats were social in nature but were suffering a wide range of medical issues due to possible abuse and neglect.

The sheriff’s office believes the cats were dropped off between 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control Deputy Wayne Kalchik at 231-256-8630.