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Threatening note prompts warning to Penticton cat owners

A Penticton pet owner living in the area of South Main Market is cautioning neighbours to keep an eye on their cats after a threatening letter appeared on his door on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
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March 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM

PENTICTON - A  Penticton cat owner is cautioning his neighbours to keep an eye on their felines after a threatening letter was posted on his door yesterday.

Kennedy Lysons says a roommate found the note attached to their door in the South Main Market area around 3 p.m., March 24. He took a picture of it and posted it to Facebook.

The note reads:

“Do you own a small black cat? I suggest not allowing it to roam freely at night in other people back yard. This is a warning as it is causing damage and taunting my pets.
You may end up with a sick or possibly dead cat.”

Lysons says he has two cats. One stays inside all the time and the other one is in the house most of the time.

“We know it wasn’t our cat, so the person didn’t even leave the note on the right door, but they are still threatening our animals,” he says.

Lysons says his cats sometimes sit at the window where they might have been seen by whoever wrote the note.

He says they have no idea who might have left the note, which looks like a photocopy.

“We thought it might have been left everywhere, but we talked to some of our other neighbours and no one else got (it),” he says. The incident was reported to the strata manager.

Lysons cautions his neighbours to be aware of the issue.

“Be careful, because someone is clearly is threatening cats, threatening someone else’s animals," he says. "It’s a despicable thing to do. If you live in the South Main area, don’t let your cats out too much, or if you do, watch them.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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