Victoria police have released surveillance footage of a person of interest in the case of a kitten that was found zipped into a shaving kit and dumped in the trash.
Further testing by veterinarians with Victoria Animal Control determined the six-to-seven week old kitten had methamphetamine in its system.
The cat was located on June 4 by a staff member at Victoria’s Hillside Mall. It was taken to the pound, where it was treated by a veterinarian and is still receiving treatment.
Police have now released video of a man seen in the area at the time who they say may have information on what happened to the kitten.
Investigators say the person they are looking for was wearing a dark-coloured hoodie, jeans and white shoes and was “noticeably hunched over.”
Investigators are also looking for a dark grey vehicle, which may be a 2010 Ford Escape.
Victoria Animal Control said the kitten, now dubbed Lily, almost certainly would have died if it had not been found.
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It says Lily has shown significant improvement since being discovered and her appetite and activity level have improved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Victoria police.