Dog found tortured, dead in Mississauga park
Peel Police are calling it an extraordinarily disturbing case.
The body of young dog was found Friday morning in Deerwood Park in Mississauga. The gruesome discovery was made by a woman out walking her own pooch.
Police say it's clear the animal was the victim of malicious act.
Constable Fiona Thivierge couldn't say exactly what kind of injuries the dog had suffered, only that it had been tortured. Asked if the dog had been burned or beaten Thivierge said "something along those lines".
The torture was so bad, police & the SPCA aren't sure what kind of dog they're dealing with. They think it could be a miniature pinscher or something similar. It's black with brown markings.
Thivierge says police & the SPCA are trying to track down the dog's owner. It had no collar & wasn't micro-chipped as far as they can tell.
The dog's body has been sent for autopsy & forensic testing.
Thivierge says Peel Police don't have reason to believe that the person behind the attack on the dog would move on to human victims.
If you have any information on who might own the dog or what happened to it, call Peel Police at 905-453-2121 x1122 or contact Crime Stoppers.