Animal cruelty investigation has concluded

Posted On Thursday June 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 24, 2021   4:00pm 

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Section has concluded its investigation into the finding of mutilated cats in the West end.

A 7th cat has been found deceased on June 21st at approximately 3:00pm near Woodroffe Avenue and Knoxdale Road.

A Necropsy was conducted on one of the deceased cats on June 24th at the University of Guelph Animal Health Laboratory in Kemptville and determined that the cause of death was a predatory attack, most likely by a Coyote.  The analysis also pointed to similar findings with respect to the other cats. 

The Ottawa Police Service would like to thank the public for multiple tips received during the investigation.

We ask pet owners to keep their pets inside their home. More tips at: https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/environment/wildlife/contacts-wild-life-issues#coyotes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 18, 2021   12:00 pm

Tip-Line established for Animal cruelty investigation

(Ottawa) — A Tip-Line has been set up by the Ottawa Police Service investigators after the discovery of more deceased cats that appear to show signs of human abuse.

Anyone with information about these investigations is asked to call the Tip-Line 613-236-1222, ext. 5760.

In total, the deaths of six cats are being investigated in the area bounded by Greenbank Rd, Baseline Rd, Merivale Rd and Hunt Club Rd.

Part of the investigations include ruling out the possibility that these deaths have been caused by other animals.

Police are taking this investigation very seriously. Patrols have been increased and forensic officers have documented the deaths.

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021   12:48pm

Animal cruelty investigation into deaths of four cats

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police West Criminal Investigations Section is investigating the deaths of four cats that appear to have been intentionally killed.

This morning, officers responded to the area of West Hunt Club Rd and Woodroffe Ave, where two cats were recovered. Initial signs suggest the animals were abused and killed. 

Since the beginning of June, there have been two other incidents of deceased cats reported to the Ottawa Police. The other incidents reported appear to have either occurred within City of Ottawa park space, or along bike paths/Hydro Corridors primarily in the area bounded by Greenbank Rd, Baseline Rd, Merivale Rd and Hunt Club Rd.

Police want to speak with any witnesses or anyone who may have further information about these incidents.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to contact Ottawa Police West Criminal Investigations Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 2666.

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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Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366