The cathouse on the Hill is no more.
A veritable institution for decades, the Parliament Hill cat sanctuary has been “disbanded” at the request of the volunteers who’ve been managing it, according to the federal Public Works department.
In its heyday, the sanctuary provided a home for more than two dozen felines. But spaying and neutering over the years has reduced the population to such an extent that as recently as a couple of weeks ago only four cats remained. The decision was made to shut down the sanctuary and the few remaining — and aging — animals were adopted by volunteers.