Cpl. Peter Thiessen said police started an investigation into cat
killings after a resident discovered half her cat on a neighbour's
property on Sept. 20
METRO VANCOUVER - Cat-owners
are warned to keep their pets indoors after several felines were found
sliced in half in Surrey, White Rock and Langley over the past few
RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said
police started an investigation into the killings after a resident
discovered half her cat on a neighbour's property on Sept. 20.
After the story was in the
media, two other families came forward saying their pets had been
killed the same way weeks earlier. They didn't report the deaths but
simply buried their pets.
"Somebody appears to be
arbitrarily killing cats," Thiessen said. "They've pretty much been
surgically separated ... cut in half. There's been two we're aware of
in White Rock, one on the South Surrey-White Rock border and several in
The Langley killings occurred last summer.
"This is not a matter where the cats have come in contact with another animal."
Thiessen said residents are
advised to take "prudent steps" to protect their cats, such as keeping
them indoors, especially at night.