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Second duct taped cat found in Nanaimo

By Contributor
October 23rd, 2012

There’s a rather mean person on Vancouver Island that thinks it’s fun to duct tape cats.

Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a second incident in which the same cat had all four of its paws and tail duct taped.

The cat is recovering at home after being taken to a local veterinarian who had to sedate the animal in order to remove the tape.

The first time the cat was found duct taped was on Monday, October 1.

“Needless to say the cats owner and her family are extremely upset that someone would do this to their family pet,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

“This type of behavior is also considered criminal in nature and is being investigated by our officers and local SPCA investigators.”
The cat owner found her cat in her daughters bedroom at 2 a.m. attempting to lick tape off of herself . The five-year-old short hair Tabby was in obvious distress and had been last seen outside their home at 11 p.m., with no tape on her.

The owner managed to cut the tape off the cat without harming the animal and it did not need hospitalization.

The latest incident occurred between 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 21st and 8 a.m. on Monday October 22nd.

The home owner told police her cat usually comes home and when it did not  she became worried. At 8 a.m. she looked outside and found her cat taped and in distress.

This time not only were its paws and tail taped, the tail was also bent over backwards and taped to its back.

Anyone with information should contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or at

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