Police investigate animal cruelty after dog’s body was found near Mississauga park

By Ryan Rumbolt

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 11:02 a.m.

Police said officers recovered the body of a dead dog from a park near Erin Center Boulevard. and Middlebury Dr in Mississauga. (Photo courtesy of Peel Regional Police)

Investigators are asking the public for help in an animal cruelty investigation after a dead dog is found in a Mississauga park.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday (November 24), Peel Regional Police officers were called to a wooded area of ​​a park near Erin Center Boulevard. and Middlebury Dr in Mississauga.

Police say a passerby located a dead dog and contacted police.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the animal was showing “obvious signs of trauma,” a police spokesperson said.

The PRP said investigators had few details of the dog and it is not known how long the body may have been in the woods.

Officers are asking anyone who might have information about the death to contact the police.

Investigators said they were working with veterinary pathologists at the University of Guelph to gather more information on the animal’s cause of death.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Peel Regional Police investigators at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1133. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

Police thanked the Mississauga Animal Services and the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph for their assistance with the investigation.

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