by THE CANADIAN PRESS
SURREY, B.C. — The Vancouver-area SPCA is urging residents to keep their pet indoors after several cats were killed and sliced in half in recent weeks.
The RCMP is investigating the deaths of cats in White Rock, Surrey and Langley, in which the animals were found cut in half.
Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the RCMP released information about one case in White Rock in September, which prompted information about two more in White Rock and Surrey, and three or four in nearby Langley.
“This isn’t an issue of another animal coming into contact with the cats — it was clearly a clean cut,” said Thiessen.
Thiessen said there had been several dead cats discovered in Kelowna earlier this year, although he didn’t know whether they were mutilated in the same way.
Police don’t have any suspects right now, said Thiessen.
Eileen Drever of the SPCA said the agency is urging cat owners in the area to keep their pets inside.