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Cat left to die inside locked carrier at BC garbage dump

Darcy Matheson Jan 15, 2019 5:10 pm

If it wasn’t for a Good Samaritan that heard meowing in a pile of garbage, a little cat named Gloria would be dead.

That’s what cruelty investigators at the BC SPCA are saying after the shocking discovery of a cat found inside a locked carrier at a local garbage dump.

A man dropping off his garbage at Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill in Prince George was alerted to the animal by the sounds of its cries, and went to investigate.

That’s when he found the abandoned feline — and immediately rushed it to the North Cariboo Branch of the BC SPCA.

“It is appalling that someone would throw a beautiful and loving animal out like a piece of garbage,” said Alex Schare, the shelter’s manager.

Gloria / BC SPCA

The flea-infested cat was very cold and the crate itself was filled with frozen urine, leading staff to believe she had been in there for some time.

“There is no doubt she would have died if she had been left there much longer, trapped inside the cage,” said Schare.

Staff have named her Gloria, after Gloria Gaynor, the singer who made the 70’s song “I will survive” musical anthem.

They say she is a little survivor and is going to make a wonderful pet once she is rehabilitated.

It is estimated she is three years old. She will soon be spayed and put up for adoption through the North Cariboo branch.

The shelter is now appealing for donations to help Gloria and other animals like her.

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