Two charged with animal cruelty after live kittens found discarded in plastic bag

Waterloo, Ontario – Police have charged two Kitchener residents under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act after an investigation in Kitchener.

On March 28, 2022, officers from Waterloo Regional Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Central Division began an animal cruelty investigation in conjunction with inspectors from Provincial Animal Welfare Services.

Kitten
(File Photo) Kitten

A member of the community had located a tied-up garbage bag with four live kittens inside it while out for a walk in the Southdale neighbourhood of Kitchener. The community member contacted police and brought the animals home and provided care for them for a short time until the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth responded.

On April 9, 2022, as a result of the investigation by WRPS and Provincial Animal Welfare Services, two Kitchener residents, a 37-year-old female and a 41-year-old male, were charged under the PAWS Act with causing distress and permitting distress to an animal.

The kittens remain in the care of the Humane Society and are reported to be in good health.

Members of the public are reminded that if they witness animal cruelty, to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Provincial Animal Welfare Services at 1-833-926-4625.

Occ: 22-068321 (962)

Waterloo Regional Police

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