The B.C. SPCA is appealing to the public to help find the person responsible for throwing two newborn kittens into a Vancouver dumpster.On April 19, two one-day-old kittens were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a dumpster located inside a secured parking area at 1040 Pacific Street.The kittens, who were suffering from both hypothermia and dehydration, were discovered by a passerby who heard sounds coming from inside the bin.The animals were taken to an emergency clinic for treatment but they have both since died.
The one-day-old kittens, who were suffering from hypothermia and dehydration, were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment but both have since died.
“We responded immediately and transported them for emergency care, but sadly they were too weak and compromised to survive,” said Eileen Drever, senior officer of protection and stakeholder relations for the B.C. SPCA. “This is an absolutely heartbreaking case, where two innocent animals were thrown out like trash to die.”Drever notes the kittens were tied inside a plastic shopping bag that ironically read “Love You.”
The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving two newborn kittens who were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19.
“We urge anyone who cannot take care of an animal to reach out to their local SPCA or rescue group for help – there is always support available,” said Drever. “Animals are not disposable and there is no reason to cause an animal suffer and die in such an unnecessary and inhumane way.”She added that abandoning an animal is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.Anyone with information is asked to call the B.C. SPCA’s hotline at 1-855-622-7722.