Beach Grove resident admits to killing cat with pellet rifle
Cruelty to animal charges are being considered after a Beach Grove resident admitted to police he killed a neighbourhood cat with a pellet rifle last Thursday (April 8).
Police received a call from a neighbour who reported hearing a "pop" and looked out their window to see what they believed was a dead cat in their yard, said acting Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer.
When police arrived they found no evidence of a dead cat, but visited the suspect's home in the 1700 block of Beach Grove Road where the resident admitted to the shooting. He also claimed the cat was constantly in his yard harassing his dogs and he had repeatedly made enquiries in the neighbourhood to find out whose cat it was, to no avail.
The resident voluntarily handed over the pellet rifle to police.
Members the Delta Community Animal Shelter were also called to the scene last week, but officials declined Monday to comment on the case because it is still under investigation.