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Case ID: 19973
Classification: Poisoning
Animal: cat
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Animal was offleash or loose
Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Police in Stellarton are asking for the public's help after two cases of animal cruelty involving cats.

A resident in the Auburn Drive area reported that on Oct. 22 a stray cat they were feeding showed up with a note, which read, "keep your cat at home. Next time it won't be coming home."

Police say the note had been placed in a small Ziploc bag and tied to the cat's neck with a piece of white twine.

Nine days later on Oct. 31, police say another cat returned home in the valley woods area with same note secured in the same fashion.

The owner was concerned about the cat's condition and took the cat to the veterinarian. The vet confirmed that the cat had been covered in gasoline.

Due to injury on the cat's nose, police say it is possible that a live trap may have been used to catch the cat.


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