03/14/2012 05:10 EDT | Updated 05/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Cat found frozen in ice block in northern B.C. town

The BC SPCA is investigating after a cat was discovered frozen in a block of ice in Dawson Creek in northeast B.C on Tuesday.

The ice block appears to have been made from a large rubber bin and was found at the side of the road in the Mile Zero Trailer Park.

Society official Marcie Moriarty says the discovery was made just a few doors down from where the corpse of a black dog was found inside a similar block of ice last year.

In the case of the dog, the SPCA found the animal was already dead when it was frozen. A necropsy will establish whether the same occurred in the case of the cat.

Moriarty says no one came forward with information regarding last year's case and it's appalling that such an incident has happened twice in the same neighbourhood.

"We are hoping that someone in Dawson Creek knows something that will help us identify the individual responsible and ensure that a sickening crime like this does not happen again," she said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to please call the South Peace SPCA Branch at 250-782-2444.