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OPP investigates - Kitten Thrown from Vehicle in Essex

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Investigation Complete

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has completed an investigation into an animal cruelty complaint.

On September 3, 2020, the OPP responded to a report that a kitten had been thrown from a moving vehicle on Maidstone Avenue in Essex at approximately 5:00 p.m.

An investigation was completed with the assistance of the public and the media. The driver of the vehicle was identified and interviewed.

It was determined that the kittens were not thrown from the vehicle, but were believed to have fallen from the vehicle's undercarriage.

The OPP wish to thank the media for their assistance and to those who contacted police to assist with this investigation.


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(Sept. 3) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle and suspect involved in a cruelty to animal complaint on September 3, 2020.

The OPP responded to the report of a kitten being thrown from a moving vehicle on Maidstone Avenue in Essex at approximately 5:00 p.m. last Thursday evening.

The complainant contacted police advising they had witnessed a vehicle leave the drive through of a fast food restaurant on Maidstone Avenue and throw a kitten from the driver's side door of the vehicle. The kitten was retrieved by the complainant and taken to a veterinary clinic but later died. A second kitten was found in the same area but was also dead.

The attached photo depicts the suspect vehicle involved and the OPP is asking that anyone who can assist with this investigation, contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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