Eleven cats found in Elliot Lake stuffed in small plastic tote

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(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for assistance in regards to an animal cruelty case that occurred on Stanrock Road, just north of the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario on May 1, 2018.

A citizen found numerous cats and kittens inside a plastic tote bin left beside the garbage bins. The animals were in need of immediate medical attention and were therefore transported to a local veterinarian. There were eleven cats in total stuffed into the small plastic bin.  Four adult cats and seven kittens. One cat was already deceased and numerous others died later.

The OPP’s Scenes Of Crime Officer (SOCO), Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Sault Ste. Marie Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are assisting with the investigation.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.