Kitten tortured, doused in pepper spray at Saskatoon playground

The Saskatoon SPCA said a kitten continues to recover after being doused in pepper spray and tortured for fun. Saskatoon SPCA / Facebook

Another case of animal cruelty has surfaced in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon SPCA said a kitten continues to recover after being tortured for fun.

Several teenagers were seen dousing the kitten in pepper spray, while she was tied to a swing set and screaming, according to the SPCA.

“Because she is a kitten, there is the concern that there could’ve been damage, but thankfully she was rescued in time,” said Heather Sutherland, volunteer and public relations coordinator with the SPCA.

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The teens fled when they were spotted and one witness called the SPCA’s 24-hour emergency line.

Staff took Yogi to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine where she was able to get urgent care, which included using a special medication to soothe her burning eyes and skin.

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The organization said Yogi continues to need treatment for an eye and other injuries, and will placed up for adoption once she has recovered.

“We have had a lot of people who have shown interested in adopting Yogi and rightfully so. She has quite the story and she’s quite the sweet little girl,” Sutherland said.

“We have many animals that go through just the same or worse traumas. It’s just that Yogi’s on a platform right now where we can tell her story and bring awareness that these terrible things do happen to animals every day.”

Earlier this week, the Prince Albert SPCA said a Chihuahua died in their care after coming in severely malnourished.

Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan said the number of complaints they are receiving is on the rise, with nearly 700 cases so far in 2018.

-With files from Meaghan Craig and Ryan Kessler

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