Collingwood OPP Investigating Ontariospca

Collingwood OPP Investigating

We have received many inquiries for information regarding Merrick, the dog tragically mistaken for a coyote last week in Collingwood, Ontario.

The Ontario SPCA remains in contact with the OPP.


The police are in the midst of their investigation and therefore, we will wait for the completion of that process at which time we will be provided with a copy for further review.


According to a recent news article, Insp. John Trude, detachment commander for Collingwood OPP says the force's professional standards bureau will look into what happened.


"It appears obviously at this point there has been a tragic mistake and the appearance of a coyote was in fact not true," Trude says.  "The officer and the people in the neighbourhood were acting on that belief and they were acting in their best interests."


Trude says the result of the investigation will be made public.