BC SPCA caring for 9 cats found in storage bins | BC SPCA Nine cats crammed together in sealed plastic storage bins, and left in a vacant lot to die...oh wait, whoever did it punched some air holes into the bins, so there's that I guess. This happened in the city I live in. Something similar happened here several months ago...by sheer chance, some guy at the local landfill came across a cardboard box that was taped up, but he could hear meowing from inside. It was only one cat in that case, but still. I don't know how it is anywhere else, but here in British Columbia, Canada - and pretty much all across this country that I can tell - the sorry sacks of s*%t that do this kind of stuff, if they are ever caught, rarely face any serious consequences. A guy in New Brunswick was sentenced a couple of months ago to a year in jail and a ten-year ban on owning animals, after leaving his dog to starve to death in his abandoned apartment. When a vet conducted a necropsy, it was discovered that the dog had resorted to eating the stuffing from a couch in a futile bid to stay alive. The maximum that this guy could have gotten under Canadian law was five years in prison, a lifetime ban on owning animals and, I think, a fine...but again, all he was given was a year in jail and a ten-year ban. What's the point of even HAVING maximum sentences if they're not imposed in cases that so clearly call for 'em?