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 August 8, 2014

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in solving a case involving a deceased cat whose body was found hanging on a pole at Nootka Elementary School at 3375 Nootka Street in Vancouver.

The grey, seven-year-old male Russian Blue cat was found hanging by his collar in front of the school’s rear doors. A smoked cigarette butt had been shoved into the cat’s mouth and he had been placed to look as if he was standing on his hind legs. His left ear and mouth were full of blood and his right eye was also haemorrhaged with blood.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head but it is not known how that trauma occurred.

“He had a tag with the name ‘Smokey’ and appeared to be previously well cared for,” says Eileen Drever, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA.

“We don’t know why he was placed like that, but we are hoping that someone may know or have seen something that will help us.” Drever notes that even if the cat was not killed deliberately and the placement was done post-mortem, “it is distressing to think that anyone would show such little respect for the deceased animal.”

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please call the BC SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

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.

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