Cat found bound in garbage can Ontario SPCA is reaching out for information from the public

NEWMARKET, ON (July 26, 2011) – The Ontario SPCA and the Etobicoke Humane Society, are reaching out to the public for any information they may have on a cat found in an Etobicoke park garbage can on Sunday afternoon.


The Ontario SPCA was called to Smyth Park in Etobicoke, by the Police of 12 Division, after a cat was found in a garbage can, bound by the limbs, wrapped in a pillow case and a cloth bag. The cat was found covered in an unknown purple substance. The Ontario SPCA has taken the cat to the University of Guelph for a necropsy.


The Police, the Ontario SPCA and the Etobicoke Humane Society, continue to work closely on this case and ask that if you have any information on this cat to contact the Ontario SPCA, at 1-888-668-7722, Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or Detective Falconer #1474 12 Division 416-808-1200.


As the investigation is ongoing, no further information can be shared at this time. The Ontario SPCA will keep the public updated as they have information they can share.




Provincial Media Contact:
Alison Cross
Manager, Communications
905-853-2108 (mobile)


The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA): Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is a registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities relying primarily on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education. The Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society investigators with police powers to do so – making the Ontario SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. The Ontario SPCA is affiliated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.