The North Bay & District Humane Society and the North Bay Police Service is investigating a grisly discovery on Lake Nipissing.
On February 4th, the North Bay and District Humane Society’s investigation unit responded to a report of a dead four to six-month-old kitten discovered in a cooler back at the public access point of Queen and James Street on Lake Nipissing.
Upon arrival, the investigating officer found a Flame Point-type male kitten deceased inside a grey and orange Coleman cooler.
Investigators described the deceased kitten as emaciated and covered in yellow urine or bile when it was discovered.
What's even worse is investigators believe the kitten had been alive inside the cooler before it perished, as there were indications the kitten attempted to escape.
“At this time, North Bay Police Services is conducting forensic analysis of the cooler bag, as the joint investigation continues to investigate and collect evidence on the case,” the Humane Society stated in a release.
“The North Bay & District Humane Society is asking anyone with any information on this kitten or case to call please 310-SPCA,” says Senior Inspector Lynn Michaud.