The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help to find out who is responsible for a disturbing series of incidents in which 15 cats have been found mutilated in the Maple Ridge area. The most recent incident was March 11, 2012 but the mutilations date back to June 2011.
“The BC SPCA and the Ridge Meadows RCMP have been working together on this file for several months and we’ve issued pleas for information, but unfortunately we have been unable to obtain any details that would lead us to the person or persons responsible,” says Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC SPCA. “It is sickening that anyone would do this and once again we urge anyone with information to please call us so that we can put a stop to this cruel behaviour.”
In the most recent incident on March 11 the severed bottom half of a black and white cat was found in a park. “In many of these incidents the cats have been severed almost perfectly in half with a sharp object,” says Moriarty. “It appears to be a very deliberate action and we can only imagine the unspeakable pain these poor animals must have suffered. We really want to find whoever is responsible as quickly as possible before any other innocent animals are killed.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to please call BC SPCA Constable Eileen Drever at 604-834-7854.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.