UPDATE: 12:02 p.m.
Gigi the cat is expected to make a full recovery after being drugged and shaven. Blood tests came back positive for MDMA. A 20 Y/O male has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/7nCwcgkZin
— Chandler Grieve (@CTVNewsChandler) November 22, 2017
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help cover the vet fees.
UPDATE: 10:47 a.m.
According to CTV News, A 20-year-old male has been arrested and police are recommending charges of unnecessary suffering causing injury to an animal. Other minors are also being investigated.
An RCMP investigation is underway in the Cowichan Valley after a family received disturbing Snapchat pictures and videos of their cat allegedly being drugged and abused.
Sharline Haglund told CTV News that her daughter was sent the videos in the middle of the night on November 22 by a former friend.
“It sounds like they gave her MDMA and then tried to shave her,” said Haglund. “From the post you can see that he has a razor that he’s looking like he’s going to shave her hair, and said he wanted to give her a mohawk or something.”
A friend of Haglund’s daughter detailed the allegations in a Facebook post (warning, graphic language) and accused several people of the alleged mistreatment.
“Your cat loves molly”
The caption on one Snapchat image contains – among other unsavoury phrases – the phrase “your cat loves molly,” suggesting the pet had been fed the illicit drug MDMA.
The cat – named Gigi – has since found her way home and been taken to the vet. In addition to the alleged mistreatment, the cat also appeared to have the number “666” printed in her ear.
Mounties are appealing to anyone else who has information on what happened to contact them at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.