Friday, January 13, 2012

Kamloops SPCA recommending charges in cat-hoarding case

By Tim Petruk

Kamloops SPCA officers have wrapped up their investigation into an alleged cat-hoarding situation at an abandoned ranch house near Ashcroft — and now charges are being forwarded to the Crown.

BCSPCA Const. Kent Kokoska told KTW investigators were able to track down yesterday (Jan. 12) their "person of interest" — someone who might have been stealing and hoarding pet cats in the Ashcroft area.

Nearly 40 felines were seized from the ranch house last week, and Kokoska said 13 additional cats were surrendered when the person of interest was located.

Last week, the BCSPCA seized 31 cats from an abandoned ranch house near Ashcroft. A few days later, they returned and found eight more, which were also seized.

The ranch house was unoccupied, and hadn't been lived in for some time..."  More

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