Cat killed in dog attack

Police seek information

On Saturday July 2, shortly before 1:00 am, a St. Marys Elgin St. East resident was awakened by the sound of her cat in distress on the front porch. The resident opened the front door to find two large dogs on her property. One of the dogs had the resident’s cat in its mouth. Upon observing this the resident come outside, the dog dropped the cat, and both dogs walked away. The cat was picked up by the owner and died within minutes.

The owner contacted police and reported the incident. A description of the dogs was obtained and the area was patrolled by police, however the dogs were not located. They appeared to be large Bullmastiff type dogs.

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to hear from witnesses or the owner of the dogs. The investigating OPP officer, Sgt. Scott Lobb can be contacted at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

The Town of St. Marys has an animal control by-law which states that “No Owner shall cause, permit or allow any Animal that the person owns, harbours or controls to be At Large in the Town”.

Residents are reminded to ensure that their pets are secured at all times. This ensures safety for St. Marys residents and everyone’s pets

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