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St. Thomas police, OSPCA investigating after dead puppy found in gym bag

St. Thomas police are investigating after a citizen found a gym bag with a dead puppy inside. St. Thomas Police Service

St. Thomas police have contacted the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) after a disturbing discovery Thursday morning.

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Police were contacted at 8:05 a.m. after a passerby found a Fit 4 Less black gym bag along the CN rail tracks between Inkerman Street and Woodworth Avenue.

A dead puppy was found inside the bag.

According to investigators, the dog was between six and eight months old and likely starved to death. It’s described as a female black lab mix with a white patch of fur on its chest.

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The OSPCA and police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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