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Public urged to call 310-SPCA with information about two cats found dead in bags in Northwood area

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thunder Bay, ON (July 17, 2017) – The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society and the Ontario SPCA are urging members of the public to come forward with information about two cats that were found dead on Limbrick Street in the Northwood area.

On July 10, 2017, Ontario SPCA agents with the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society responded to a call about two cats found dead near a residential complex. The bodies of a grey and white domestic short-haired cat and a black and white domestic short-haired cat were found at the same location, one inside a black garbage bag and the other in a yellow plastic shopping bag.

The cats did not have a tag or microchip. A necropsy revealed both cats died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

“If you have any knowledge regarding the death of these cats or who owned them, please come forward with that information,” says Lynn Michaud, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “Foul play is suspected in the deaths of these cats and we would like the person responsible for the horrible death of these cats held accountable.”

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 310-SPCA (7722) with any information that could assist in this investigation. If you see an animal in distress, call 310-SPCA immediately. 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jeremy Gardiner
Ontario SPCA Agent - Northern Region
807 475-8803 ext 204

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Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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