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The BC SPCA is praising the actions of a B.C. man after a cat was left to die in a dumpster
The 1-year-old cat named Rosie was found buried in garbage, stuffed in a box with her legs forced behind her neck and restrained with zip ties.
A gentleman collecting bottles from the dumpster outside a motel in southeast Pouce Coupe and heard soft meowing.
“He dug under the piles of garbage and discovered the cat inside a taped box with her limbs zip-tied together,” says Wendy Davies, manager of the BC SPCA’s South Peace Branch.
The man freed the cat and cared for her overnight before taking her to the BC SPCA’s South Peace Branch in Dawson Creek the following morning.
“We immediately took the cat to the vet and thankfully she has no lasting injuries or medical concerns,” says Davies. “If that gentleman hadn’t found her when he did though there’s no doubt she would have suffocated. It is heartbreaking to think how much she was suffering and how terrified she must have been.”
The SPCA was able to trace the cat’s owner, who had reported her pet missing from Dawson Creek at 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
“Rosie was part of our community low-cost spay/neuter program, so she had a tattoo and microchip,” says Davies. She adds that it was clear from the way the cat was tied up and buried that this was a deliberate act of animal cruelty.
“We are seeking any information about why Rosie was taken to Pouce Coupe and how she ended up in this life-threatening situation,” she says.