Dog poisoning investigation in King

Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses and information after reports that potentially poisoned food had been left in a park in King City.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, York Regional Police received a report from a concerned citizen that a woman had been leaving bread and dog food or treats on the ground at King City Memorial Park. He believed the food had been poisoned as he reported that he was aware of at least two dogs that had eaten something at the park and became ill.

On April 1, 2019, York Regional Police received an additional report from King City Animal Control Bylaw officers who have been investigating the incidents as well. They provided information on two possible suspects.

The suspects were identified and empty bags and containers in their possession were seized. Officers also located pieces of bread that appeared to be freshly left in the park. The bread has been sent to the Center of Forensic Sciences for expert examination. No charges have been laid.

Police are asking anyone who believes their animal was poisoned as a result of eating something in King City Memorial Park to contact investigators.

The investigation is ongoing and police are seeking anyone who observed any suspicious activity in the area to come forward. Police are also warning pet owners and parents to be vigilant and ensure that pets and children aren’t eating anything found on the ground.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141.

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