Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following an incident of animal cruelty in the Township of King.

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a rural address on Jane Street near King Hills Lane in regards to reports of an injured dog. Officers determined that sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., a six-year-old, female German Sheppard was shot after she had wandered off of her owner’s property. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian’s office where she succumbed to her injuries.

York Regional Police are working in conjunction with the Ontario SPCA on this on-going investigation. We are asking any witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

Prepared by: Constable Laura Nicolle
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                    February 26, 2014