Witness to identify -- animal cruelty incident in Riverside South

Posted On Friday June 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 11, 2021   1:10pm 

(Ottawa) —The East Criminal Investigations Section is seeking to identify a witness to an animal cruelty incident, as part of an ongoing animal abuse investigation.

In the evening of Sunday, May 23rd, a young man (early 20s) witnessed and intervened when an older man was seen engaging in animal abuse acts outside a home near Summerhill Park.

Police would like to speak with the witness who may have further information about the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the witness is asked to contact Ottawa Police East Criminal Investigations Section Det. Jennifer Biondi at 613-236-1222 ext. 3566.

We urge the public to report animal welfare concerns to police or the Province’s toll-free 24/7 number 1-833-9ANIMAL or 1-833-926-4625.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca 

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