Ottawa police set up tip line after two more cats found deadInvestigators have ruled out the possibility that the deaths of six cats recently were caused by other animals.
Author of the article: Joanne Laucius
Publishing date: Jun 18, 2021 • 22 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
Naz Naz the cat, one of a series of cat killings being investigated by Ottawa police. (Source: Nina Berry)
The Ottawa Police Service has set up a tip line after two more cats were found dead and showing signs of human abuse.
Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line 613-236-1222, ext. 5760.
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The number of felines believed to be intentionally killed now stands at six. The cats have all been found in the area bounded by Greenbank Road, Baseline Road, Merivale Road and Hunt Club Road, sparking speculation that there is a serial kitty killer in the west end.
Both the police and the Ottawa Humane Society, which is offering a reward of $5,000 for information that will bring the killer to justice, are taking the deaths seriously.
Police say patrols have also been increased and forensic officers have documented the deaths.
Police say they are not revealing details of the cats’ wounds so as not to jeopardize the investigation.
However, they add that investigators have ruled out the possibility that the deaths were caused by other animals. Some have pointed out that fishers, fierce predators that belong to the weasel family, can kill porcupines and have been reported to attack cats.
Anonymous tips about the cat deaths can also be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or online at crimestoppers.ca.