August 17, 2011 update
The BC SPCA would like to thank the public for their concern and support in response to a request to help identify two persons of interest in an investigation into the abandonment of three kittens at a Vancouver Island BC Ferries terminal late last month.
This morning, Vancouver police officers detained two individuals identified in video footage captured by ferry terminal surveillance cameras July 27 showing a bag containing the kittens being put into a garbage receptacle at the Departure Bay terminal. A BC SPCA Special Constable will be interviewing the individuals as part of the ongoing investigation into the case.
Photo caption: Trotsky, now in the care of loving new home, was one of three 12-week-old kittens found in a garbage bin at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo on July 27.
August 16, 2011 update
The BC SPCA would like to thank the hundreds of concerned individuals who have contacted us expressing their deep concern for kittens dumped in a garbage bin at the Departure Bay terminal on July 27.
The videos previously seen here are no longer available. You can still view screenshots below and if you recognize either of these individuals, please call Special Constable Hitchcock at 250-268-2684 or the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch at 250-758-0351.
August 15, 2011
Video footage provided by BC Ferries to the BC SPCA into an ongoing investigation in the recent case of three kittens who were abandoned at the Departure Bay terminal shows persons of interest dumping the kittens into a garbage can on July 27. One of the kittens had to be euthanized due to extensive injuries shortly after BC Ferries staff contacted the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch.
Branch manager Leon Davis says that this was a very callous and clear-cut case of animal cruelty. “These helpless animals, one of whom was suffering from multiple fractures and was in extreme pain and had to be put down, did not deserve this treatment. We now have video showing the kittens being dumped, and we are asking the individuals who did this to turn themselves in. We would also like to ask the public for their assistance in solving the case.
Photo caption: The BC SPCA is seeking information regarding a man and woman captured on BC Ferries cameras at the Departure Bay terminal on July 27.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Special Constable Hitchcock at 250-268-2684 or the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch at 250-758-0351.
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