STEPHENVILLE It certainly wasnât a good start to the month of âpeace and goodwillâ for volunteers at the Society For The Care and Protection of Animals (SCAPA) in Stephenville on Monday.
Sometime during the night or early morning, a female kitten about 12-14 weeks old was thrown into the dog enclosure and subsequently mauled to death.
âThe lifeless little body that was found can only hint at the terror and torture she must have endured,â Gwen Samms, president of the society, said in a prepared release.
This is not the first time the organization has had to deal with an incident like this. About 10 years ago two adult cats were tossed over the fence into the dog enclosure and neither survived.
âWe offered a reward but never did find the person or people responsible,â Samms said.
The reaction to the news on SCAPAâs Facebook group was swift and money is now being raised to purchase a security camera system for the shelter.
âEveryone deserves a name,â Samms said. âAnd all I can think of when I look at her innocent little broken body is Angel. So rest in peace little Angel.â
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the society at (709) 643-2811 or the Bay St. George RCMP at 709-643-2118.