Official are looking for tips to help find who is responsible for leaving a cat to die in a dumpster in Red Deer, Alberta.
It’s not clear how long the cat was in the garbage bin, but the animal was found jammed into a backpack just after 1 pm Tuesday outside the Jackpot Casino.
“A bystander reportedly was looking inside the recycling bins when she noticed the bag and it was moving,” the Companion Animal Outreach Society announced on a Facebook. “She immediately removed the bag and went to seek help.”
The good Samaritan took the black and white shorthaired cat to Youth HQ, a shelter and outreach facility, which called Alberta Animal Services. Officers then took the injured cat the Companion Animal Outreach Society for veterinary care.
“At this time the cat is stable,” the shelter said.
Now, they want tips to help to find out who dumped this helpless animal.
“We are asking the public for their assistance in identifying the person responsible for this,” the shelter wrote.