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BC SPCA searches for person who left day-old kittens in Vancouver dumpster

A day-old kitten is shown as it's bottle-fed in this recent handout photo. Two day-old kittens have died in Vancouver and the BC SPCA hopes someone can identify the person who placed the kittens in a plastic bag and threw the bag into a dumpster. The society's senior animal protection officer, Eileen Drever, says the kittens were discovered April 19 in a dumpster inside a secured parking area of a building on Pacific Street in the city's West End. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO -
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April 25, 2019 - 5:15 PM

VANCOUVER - Two day-old kittens have died in Vancouver and the BC SPCA hopes someone can identify the person who placed them in a plastic bag and threw it into a dumpster.

The society's senior animal protection officer, Eileen Drever, says the kittens were discovered Friday in a dumpster inside a secured parking area of a building in the city's West End.

She says a passerby heard sounds coming from the receptacle and found the newborn animals.

The dehydrated and hypothermic kittens were rushed to an emergency clinic for treatment, but both have since died.

Drever says the case is heartbreaking and urges anyone with information about the case to contact the society.

"We urge anyone who cannot take care of an animal to reach out to their local SPCA or rescue group for help," Drever says in a statement. "There is always support available."

She warns that abandoning an animal violates the law and can lead to prosecution.

"Animals are not disposable and there is no reason to cause an animal (to) suffer and die in such an unnecessary and inhumane way," Drever says.

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