On April 19, the newborn kittens were tied inside a plastic bag and thrown into the dumpster at 1040 Pacific St., where they were discovered by a passerby who heard sounds coming from inside the bin.The SPCA transferred the kittens to an emergency clinic for treatment of hypothermia and dehydration, but they didn’t survive.
Two newborn kittens were stuffed inside a plastic bag and abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster on April 19.
Eileen Drever, the B.C. SPCA’s senior protection officer, says an individual believed responsible for dumping the kittens has been identified by SPCA investigators.“While we cannot share further details at this time, we can confirm that we have identified the individual responsible and will be recommending charges to Crown counsel,” said Drever,She said anyone convicted of abandoning an animal faces a maximum fine of $75,000 and up to two years in jail.“It is heartbreaking to think that the two innocent little animals died needlessly,” Drever said. “There is always support available from SPCA shelters and rescue groups — it is not acceptable to throw unwanted animals away like garbage.”