Animal cruelty investigation is underway

York Regional Police are warning pet owners and seeking witnesses after several incidents believed to be animal cruelty.

On May 19, City of Vaughan Animal Control officers received reports regarding three cats who had been found deceased at Belair Way Park which is located west of Weston Road and south of Langstaff Road.

On June 14, investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, received information from an Animal Control Officers about a fourth cat who was located deceased on June 13 in the same park.

In each of the cases the cats were found to have been killed as a result of injuries that investigators do not believe had been accidental or a result of a predatory animal.

York Regional Police is urging pet owners to avoid leaving their pets unattended outdoors. If you observe any suspicious activity or signs of animal cruelty you should contact police immediately.

Anyone who resides in the area that may have video surveillance capturing areas of the park are asked to contact investigators.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.

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