(Warning: Graphic photos below. Discretion is advised.)
BC SPCA animal cruelty investigators are seeking the public’s help in
solving a shocking case of animal cruelty in Dawson Creek.
Disturbingly, the case appears to be a repeat of a sickening incident
that took place in January, 2011 in the same neighbourhood.
afternoon we received a call about a deceased cat who had been found
frozen inside a block of ice at the Mile Zero Trailer Park,” explains
Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the BC
SPCA. “The ice block, which looks to have been made from a large rubber
bin, was left at the side of the road just a few doors down from where
the corpse of a medium-size black dog was found frozen inside a similar
block of ice last year.
“It is absolutely appalling that a cruel
incident like this would occur once, but to have it happen again in the
same neighbourhood is extremely upsetting,” says Moriarty. The BC SPCA
obtained evidence from the site and is awaiting necropsy results on the
“Unfortunately no one came forward with information
regarding last year’s case but we are hoping that someone in Dawson
Creek knows something that will help us identify the individual
responsible in this new incident so that we can seek justice and ensure
that a sickening crime like this does not happen again.”
A generous BC SPCA donor has come forward to offer a cash reward for any information leading a charge in the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to please call the BC SPCA South Peace Branch at 250-782-2444.
BC SPCA conducts more than 7,000 cruelty investigations a year and is
reliant on donations from the public to continue its work. To find out
how you can help, please visit spca.bc.ca/support.
Photo caption: (below) Frozen cat close up
Photo caption: (below) Frozen cat at a distance
Photo caption: (below) Frozen dog from Jan 25, 2011 news release
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.