British Columbia

SPCA investigating dead cat bound with zap straps in Maple Ridge park

Investigators don’t yet know whether the cat was alive or dead before the zap straps were applied.

It's not clear whether the animal was dead or alive before it was tied up

The dead cat was found on a swing in Cook Park. (Google Maps)

Animal cruelty investigators in Maple Ridge are trying to determine what happened to a dead cat that was found in a local park with zap straps tied around its neck and legs.

The dead animal was discovered on a swing in Cook Park on Oct. 26, according to the B.C. SPCA.

Investigators don't yet know whether the cat was alive or dead before the zap straps were applied. The SPCA is now waiting for results of a necropsy.

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