Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Three sought in attack on animal

The Standard - Local News - March 12, 2008

Police are seeking three snowmobilers who chased and ran over a coyote earlier this week.

Niagara Regional Police responded to a call about the incident on Monday.

At about 6:45 p.m., three people on snowmobiles where seen chasing down a lone coyote in a snow-covered field between Concession 4 and Fifteen Road. At least one snowmobile struck the coyote and ran over it, police said in a release.

The three snowmobilers then left through the fields and did not stop, police said.

Police approached the injured animal but it appeared to have recovered sufficiently to leave the area.

It is a criminal offence to deliberately harm wildlife in this way, police said, and acts of intentional cruelty can result in up to six months in jail, as well as a maximum fine of $2,000.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 905-688-4111, ext. 5421.

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