Police seek public information in disturbing animal cruelty case
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating a disturbing incident of animal cruelty, according too RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“Some time in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, a resident in the rural 2000 block of Charleston Avenue in Robson went into her yard and discovered a cat that had been hung on her fence.”
Mathew said the woman was able to cut the cat down from the fence, but the cat died just prior to the police arriving. The cat was a large male, and was not known by, or owned by the property owner.
“She doesn’t know the animal, has never seen the animal, she has no pets – she has no idea why someone would do something like that on her property.”
Mathew says this kind of offense is no prank, and is, in fact, a very serious crime.
“The cat died a horrible death, and causing an animal to suffer is a crime,” she said. “This was a deliberate act, and we will continue to investigate. Somebody knows something about this, and they need to come forward. This is a despicable crime.”
The Castlegar RCMP are asking anyone with information on this crime to call them at (250)365-7721.
Police would also ask that pet owners are vigilant in keeping their animals home and safe, and to keep an eye open for any suspicious activity and report it.