Police Investigating Disturbing Animal Cruelty Case


Peel police and two animal welfare groups are investigating following sightings of what could be an intentionally injured duck in Brampton.

Police are working with the Ontario SPCA and Brampton Animal Services following a disturbing incident involving a duck and a dangerous weapon.

On Tuesday, March 7, the SPCA and Brampton Animal Services responded to a call in the Loafers Lake area. According to police, a duck was found with a small yellow-coloured crossbow pistol bolt, about six or seven inches long, protruding from its chest area.

Unfortunately, the organization and the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Water Rescue officers were unable to capture the duck so it could be treated by a veterinarian.

Police are concerned for the safety of the public, as the weapon was used in a populated area.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word "PEEL" and then your tip.

If you happen to spot the injured animal, please contact Brampton Animal Services.

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