Police canvass Stouffville in animal cruelty case
Published Sunday, October 6, 2013 10:56AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:30PM EDT
York Regional Police took to the streets Sunday morning, knocking on doors looking for more clues in an investigation that rocked the community.
“It was scary, like something out of a movie in the sense that who would do this in a small town? Who would do that here?” said Stouffville resident Gwen McIver-Knox.
Earlier this week police told the public six severed cat heads were found in the area since the middle of August. There were no torsos and no blood – only the heads placed in public places.
Since the announcement, police say many people have come forward with information.
“We’ve had about 250 calls from the community, people with information, possible witnesses and some excellent leads that our investigators are following up with,” say York Regional Police Constable Laura Nicolle.
On Sunday officers canvassed about 1400 homes near Main Street and 10th Line – the area where many of the heads were found.
“We want pet owners to keep their pets indoors or be supervising them at all times because we still haven’t solved this incident and they should be aware of that for sure,” added Nicolle.
Police tell CTV News they are following up on some strong leads they have received from the public. They are asking anyone who might have any information to contact them directly.
Police take to the streets in search of leads on cat cruelty in Whitchurch-Stouffville. (Courtesy: York Regional Police)
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