Attention, Toronto pet owners! York Regional Police are warning people in the region to keep an eye out as several dead cats keep appearing in Toronto. YRP says four of the animals have turned up dead in suspicious circumstances in recent weeks.


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What's more, police say all four dead animals have been found in the same park, Vaughan's Woodbridge Park, since mid-May.

All four incidents are believed to be animal cruelty as no natural cause of death or predator has been identified.

According to the YRP news release, back on May 19, calls were made to Vaughan Animal Control officers about three cats that were found dead at Belair Way Park, in the area of Weston Road and Langstaff Road.

Less than a month later, on Saturday, June 13, in the same park, Animal Control Officers found a fourth deceased cat.

"In each of the cases the cats were found to have been killed as a result of injuries that investigators do not believe had been accidental or a result of a predatory animal," reads the statement.

Cst. Laura Nicolle told Narcity by email they're considering these as four distinct incidents.

"We do believe the incidents are all connected," said Cst. Nicolle.

The police release stresses that YRP is urging pet owners in the region to make sure they don't leave their animals unattended outdoors at any time. 

So, while this may sound like something from the disturbing story of Canadian criminal Luka Magnotta and the Don't F*** With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer Netflix documentary, it's all too real.

The police service is also asking anyone who lives around the area and might have video surveillance relating to these incidents to contact investigators.

Every so often, there's a notable instance of animal cruelty in Ontario.

For example, back in December 2019, Waterloo Police had reported that someone in a white pickup truck was firing paintballs at a horse and buggy in Waterloo.

Meanwhile, Toronto also saw notable incidents of people having their pets stolen from them last year, including one woman whose dog was taken from her while she was suffering a medical episode.

Every so often, the animals fight back, like "Dive Bomber Dave" in Liberty Village.

But these latest apparent instances of animal abuse are particularly sinister.

In the meantime, if you're a Toronto pet owner, make sure to keep your furry friends on a leash.

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