A Burlington woman says she’s shocked by the depths of human cruelty after discovering a young cat with duct tape wrapped around its face.
Nicole Paling discovered the cat inside a carrier left in the parking lot of the Mountainside Animal Clinic on Tuesday night.
Paling says she saw the three-year-old tabby with her head encased in silver duct tape, leaving only enough room for her nose.
In addition to volunteering at the clinic, Paling is the founder of Every Life Matters Cat Rescue and she posted a video on Facebook showing her boyfriend, Brett, carefully removing the multiple layers of tape.
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The cat has been named Lucky and is expected to make a full recovery.
Marion Emo, CEO of the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA, said they are “greatly relieved” that the cat is now in safe care.
She said that Halton police are currently investigating the matter, though the SPCA will make themselves available as required.