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An alarming and heartbreaking discovery was made by a Simcoe, Ontario woman today. According to a report by Ontario Provincial Police, the woman, who was walking her dog at the time, accidentally trespassed onto a property near Hume Street, where she discovered the bodies of six dead puppies tied together in an Ontario town at 9:30 AM Friday.
According to Constable Ed Sanchuk, who described the jarring discovery while on scene, the puppies had been bound. The dogs were found with their hind legs tied together, which appears to suggest that whoever committed the heinous crime knew what they were doing. Although the puppies were only discovered this morning, officers on the scene indicated that the bodies had been there for a while.
“The puppies have been here for quite some time. They’re in an advanced state of decomposition. However, I just went over there and had a look, and the rear paws are tied together,” explained Sanchuck about the details of the case.
The Norfolk OPP are currently reaching out to the public for assistance. Asking anyone with any information about the case to come forward:
“Anyone with information that may know someone who recently had a litter of puppies, five or six of them, and they don’t know what happened to those puppies, they’re being urged to contact Crime Stoppers or the Norfolk County OPP,” Sanchuk can be heard saying at the conclusion of the brief video.
The heart-wrenching news comes just weeks after animal advocate groups rallied in Queen's Park to urge the province to protect animals in Ontario. The OSPCA announced that they will no longer enforce or investigate animal cruelty cases, to the dismay of many animal rights advocates in Ontario.
Anyone with any information should contact the OPP at 1 888 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers please at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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