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BC SPCA says it has identified person who abandoned newborn kittens in dumpster

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it has found the person responsible for the deaths of two newborn kittens who were abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster.
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April 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it has found the person responsible for the deaths of two newborn kittens who were abandoned in a Vancouver dumpster.

The BC SPCA says in a news release that the day-old kittens were tied in a plastic shopping bag that read "Love You," and were found among garbage in a locked, underground area on April 19.

The release says the kittens were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment of hypothermia and dehydration, but they did not survive.

Senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever says the BC SPCA has identified the person responsible and will be recommending charges to Crown counsel.

She says anyone convicted of abandoning an animal faces a maximum fine of $75,000 and up to two years in jail.

Drever says it's "heartbreaking" to think that these two innocent little animals died needlessly, and there is always support available from SPCA shelters and rescue groups.

"It is not acceptable to throw unwanted animals away like garbage," she says.

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